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PA-106-2015

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Megan Davies, M.D., Acting State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following shellfish area temporary ¿closures ¿will take effect immediately:

No person shall 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:

CARTERET / PAMLICO / BEAUFORT / HYDE COUNTIES

All those waters north and west of a line beginning at Long Shoal Point thence in a straight line to Long Point; thence in a straight line to the southernmost tip of Hog Island; thence in a straight line to Bluff Point; thence in a straight line to the southernmost point on Great Island Marsh; thence in a straight line to Sow Island Point on the north shore of Jones Bay; thence in a straight line to the northeastern end of Maw Point near the mouth of Bay River; thence in a straight line to the north end of Point of Marsh; thence in a straight line to a point on the northwestern shore of North Bay; to include all of Long Shoal River, Wysocking Bay, East Bluff Bay, West Bluff Bay, Juniper Bay, Swanquarter Bay, Rose Bay, Spencer Bay, Pungo River, Pamlico River, Mouse Harbor, Jones Bay, Bay River, Neuse River, West Bay, North Bay and all other tributaries within said boundaries (see map).

The following remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET / HYDE / DARE COUNTIES

All those waters¿bordered on the east and south by a line beginning at Long Point near Rumley Bay thence in a straight line to Lookout Point on the east shore of Thorofare Bay, thence in a straight line across Thorofare Bay to Hall Point near Atlantic, thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #20 in Core Sound, thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #27 in Core Sound, thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #37 in Core Sound, thence in a straight line to Shell Point on Harkers Island, then in a straight line across Back Sound to a point on Shackleford Banks near Baregrass Island at¿ 34°39.01386’N - 76°32.50452’ W and bordered on the south by the South Carolina state line.

Cedar Island Bay¿–¿All those waters¿in Cedar Island Bay upstream of a straight line beginning at Hog Island Point thence across the bay to Long Point, to include Lewis Creek.

All those waters¿200 yards offshore between the north side of Ocracoke Inlet and the south side of Oregon Inlet, to include Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands.

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. These temporary closures are due to coastal flooding, continued heavy rainfall and resultant runoff.

October 5, 2015
9:25 A.M.
PA-106-2015

 

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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