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PA-110-2016

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Braxton Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Randall Williams, M.D., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Friday, September 16, 2016.

All those waters in New Hanover, Carteret, Craven, Pamlico, Hyde and Dare Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the September 3, and September 13, 2016, temporary closures except the following which remains closed:

NEW HANOVER / CARTERET / HYDE COUNTIES

All those waters in Myrtle Grove Sound bordered on the north by a straight line beginning at a point 34° 07.796’N – 77° 52.072’W near Peden Point; running easterly through Intracoastal Waterway Beacon “141” and US Army Corps of Engineers Spoils Island #261 to a point 34° 07.459’N – 77° 51.071’W on Masonboro Island; and bordered on the south by a straight line beginning at a point 34° 04.846’N -77° 53.102’W on the mainland; running easterly through Intracoastal Waterway Beacon “155” to a point 34° 04.809’N – 77° 52.907’ W on the southwestern tip of Masonboro Island at Carolina Beach Inlet.

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland, between IWW Beacon “98A”, near Forest Sound Marina, and the Figure Eight Island Bridge.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through IWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of the New River Inlet); and bordered on the southwest by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Forest Sound Marina, running southerly through IWW Beacon “98A”, following the eastern shore of Black Mud Channel to a point on the southern tip of Topsail Beach; to include a portion of Topsail Sound, and Stump Sound.

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between IWW Beacon “36”, near Goose Creek in Carteret County, and Fl. Beacon “65A”, near Salliers Bay, to include Goose Creek, Hunting Island Bay, Deer Creek, White Oak River, Queens Creek, Bear Creek, Freeman Creek, and Salliers 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.

North River - All those waters in North River upstream of a straight line beginning at a point at the permanent closure line near Channel Marker #56B to the mainland side of the Harkers Island Bridge at the Straits.

All those waters upstream of a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Roos Point; running easterly to Roos Point; running northeasterly across Spencer Bay and Rose Bay to Swan Point; to include Spencer Bay, Germantown Bay, Striking Bay and a portion of Rose Bay.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / PENDER / ONSLOW COUNTIES

All those waters between Southport and the South Carolina State Line, to include Tubbs Inlet, Shallotte River, and Lockwoods Folly River.

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland, between IWW Beacon “98A”, near Forest Sound Marina, and the Figure Eight Island Bridge.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through IWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of the New River Inlet); and bordered on the southwest by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Forest Sound Marina, running southerly through IWW Beacon “98A”, following the eastern shore of Black Mud Channel to a point on the southern tip of Topsail Beach; to include a portion of Topsail Sound, and Stump Sound.

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between IWW Beacon “36”, near Goose Creek in Carteret County, and Fl. Beacon “65A”, near Salliers Bay, to include Goose Creek, Hunting Island Bay, Deer Creek, White Oak River, Queens Creek, Bear Creek, Freeman Creek, and Salliers Bay.

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: a portion of Middle Sound, Pages Creek, Long Bay, West Thorofare Bay, Neuse River, Adams Creek, South River, Turnagain Bay, Broad Creek (Pamlico County), Ocracoke, Hatteras, and a portion of Pamlico Sound.

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

September 15, 2016
12:15 P.M.
PA-110-2016

 

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