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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-102-2019

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PA-102-2019

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Stephen W. Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Betsey Tilson, M.D., M.P.H., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Saturday, October 19, 2019.

All those waters in Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the October 14, 2019, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:

ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

Queens Creek - All those waters in Queens Creek
upstream of a straight line across the mouth, beginning at a point 34° 39.8479’N - 77° 09.1171’ W on the west shore; running northeasterly to a point 34° 40.2031’N - 77° 08.4408’ W on the east shore near the State Park Boat Ramp.

Bogue Sound - All those waters near Hoop Pole Creek bounded by a line beginning at a point 34° 42.1460' N - 76° 45.4929' W near the water tower on Atlantic Beach; running northerly to a point 34° 42.4289' N - 76° 45.4854' W on the gazebo island near the Cottages at Bay Ridge; thence running westerly to a point 34° 42.4653' N - 76° 47.4495' W in Bogue Sound; thence running southerly to a point 34° 42.2519' N - 76° 47.4558' W on Pine Knoll Shores near the Country Club of the Crystal Coast.

Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and the Morehead-Beaufort Causeway, to include all tributaries and Core Creek.

North River – All those waters in North River upstream of the North River Bridge.

Ward Creek - All those waters in Ward Creek
upstream of a line beginning at a point on the north shore at 34° 46.2731' N - 76° 35.4724' W, running southerly to a point on the south shore at 34° 45.4556' N - 76° 35.1587' W (near the Ward Creek DMF Shrimp Line).

Whitehurst Creek – All those waters in Whitehurst Creek
upstream of a straight line across the mouth, beginning at a point 34° 43.5146' N - 76° 33.3428' W on the west shore; running easterly to a point 34° 43.5511' N - 76° 33.1664' W on the east shore.

Wade Creek – All those waters in Wade Creek
upstream of a straight line across the mouth, beginning at a point 34° 46.3043’ N - 76° 30.0493’ W on the north shore; running southerly to a point 34° 46.0324’ N - 76° 30.0743’ W on the south shore.

Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth, beginning at a point 34° 48.8185' N - 76° 26.9761' W on the west shore; running northeasterly to a point 34° 48.9768' N - 76° 26.6340' W on the east shore.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52 and N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03K .0101.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the N.C. Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) all persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: Alligator Bay, Chadwick Bay, a portion of Bogue Sound, Tar Landing Bay, a portion of North River, Sleepy Creek, and a portion of Jarrett Bay.

E. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.

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Stephen W. Murphey, Director
DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES, DEQ

October 18, 2019
11:30 A.M.
PA-102-2019

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