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 changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
All those waters in Brunswick, Onslow, and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the November 20, 2015, January 16, and January 23, 2016, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
BRUNSWICK / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters between IWW Fl. Beacon “48A” and IWW Fl. Beacon “51A” near the Lockwoods Folly River Inlet area.
Lockwoods Folly River - All those waters north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33°55.7954’N - 78°13.3096’ W approximately midway between Genoes Point and Spring Creek; running southeasterly to a point 33°55.2284’N - 78°12.7791’ W near the northwest point of Horse Island, to include the open portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway north of Horse Island.
White Oak River - All those waters north of a line beginning at a point 34° 41.9497' N -77° 06.9846' W on the west shore, running easterly near the northern tip of Jones Island, to a point 34° 41.9395'N -77°05.6599'W on the east shore (see map).
Newport River - All those waters upstream of a line across the river from Crab Point to the southern end of the west shore of Core Creek.
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. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: a portion of Lockwoods Folly River, Stump Sound, Bear Creek, Queens Creek, a portion of White Oak River, Bogue Sound near Broad Creek, and a portion of Newport River.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
February 2, 2016