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PA-104-2017

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Braxton Davis, 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 / NEW HANOVER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters
between IWW Marker "84" near Ocean Isle and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

Shallotte River - All those waters in Shallotte River upstream of a straight line from Bowen Point to Long Point.

All those waters between Southport and IWW Channel Marker #51A, near the Holden Beach Bridge, to include all of Lockwoods Folly River and the Lockwoods Folly River Inlet area.

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland, between the Figure Eight Island Bridge and IWW Beacon “155”, near Carolina Beach Inlet.

All those waters between the Emerald Isle High-rise Bridge and a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Goose Creek (Onslow County), running southerly through IWW Flashing Beacon #55 and following the eastern shore of Sanders Creek to the western tip of Bear Island, to include White Oak River and Queens Creek.

Bogue Sound - All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between the Atlantic Beach High-rise Bridge and the Emerald Isle High-rise Bridge.

Bogue Sound – Tar Landing Bay - All those waters between the permanent prohibited area closure line at Fort Macon and the Atlantic Beach High-rise Bridge, to include Tar Landing Bay.

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

Jarrett Bay / North River and The Straits - All those waters bordered on the east by a line beginning at a point on the east shore of Spit Bay; thence in a straight line to the southern end of Davis Island; thence in a straight line thru Flashing Beacon #36; thence in a straight line to the southeast end of Bells Island; thence in a straight line to the eastern end of Browns Island; thence in a straight line to Shell Point on Harkers Island; thence following the shoreline to the southwestern tip of Harkers Island; thence in a straight line to Channel Marker #56A; thence proceeding thru Beacon #58 to Beacon #59 to a point on Carrot Island. This includes Jarrett Bay, Middens Creek, Tusk Creek, Jump Run Creek, Bells Creek, The Straits, Sleepy Creek, Whitehurst Creek, Eastmouth Bay, Westmouth Bay, all of North River, including Ward Creek and the North River Marshes, and all creeks and tributaries within the described area.

Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

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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October 24, 2017
8:55 A.M.
PA-104-2017

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