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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-103-2019

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PA-103-2019

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 shellfish area temporary closures will take effect immediately:

It is unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted areas:

BRUNSWICK COUNTY


All those waters bordered on the east by a line beginning at a point 33° 54.2904’ N - 78° 23.6416’ W on the mainland near the Bricklanding Road Public Boat Ramp and IWW Beacon “84”; running southerly to a point 33° 54.1932’ N - 78° 23.6426’ W on Ocean Isle Beach near Ferry Landing Park; and bordered on the west by the South Carolina Line, to include Tubbs Inlet.

Shallotte River – All those waters in Shallotte River upstream of a line beginning at a point 33° 54.8302’ N - 78° 22.3626’ W near Bowen Point; running southeasterly to a point 33° 54.6139’ N - 78° 21.7667’ W on Long Point.

Holden Beach - All those waters bordered on the east by IWW Beacon “48A” (33° 55.2179’ N - 78° 14.5628’ W); and bordered on the west by a line beginning at a point 33° 54.6855’ N - 78° 21.3550’ W on the mainland; running southerly through IWW Marker “71” to a point 33° 54.4311’ N - 78° 21.2898’ W on Holden Beach near the end of Sea View Drive.

Lockwoods Folly River - All those waters north of a line beginning at a point 33° 55.5678’ N - 78° 13.8043’ W on the south shore of Spring Creek near the mouth, running easterly to a point 33° 55.4621’N - 78° 13.1714’ W near the northern tip of Sheep Island, thence running southeasterly to a point 33° 55.2284’N - 78° 12.7791’ W near the northwest point of Horse Island, to include a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway north of Horse and Sheep Islands.

The following also remains 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. These temporary closures are due to heavy rainfall and resultant runoff.

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

October 20, 2019
7:55 A.M.
PA-103-2019

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