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PA-115-2015

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 change in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Saturday, October 24, 2015.

All those waters in Brunswick, New Hanover, Hyde, and Dare Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the October 2, 2015, temporary closures except the following which remain closed:

BRUNSWICK / HYDE COUNTIES

All those waters between Beacon "89", near Ocean Isle, and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

All those waters in the Intracoastal Waterway at Holden Beach between Beacon “71”, near Shallotte River, and Fl. Beacon “48A”, near Lockwoods Folly Inlet.

All those waters in Swanquarter Bay upstream of a line beginning at a point on the west shore at 35° 24.6204’ N -76° 21.0791’ W; running southeasterly to a point on the east shore at 35° 24.5704’ N -76° 20.9404’ W.

The following also remains closed:

ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters, IWW to the mainland, between IWW Marker “37”, near Everett Bay, and IWW Marker “49”, near Morris Landing.

Back Sound – All those waters between the permanent closure line at Fort Macon and a line running from Channel Marker #56B southwesterly to the Rock Jetty on Shackleford Banks.

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. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: Cape Fear River area, Bald Head Island area, Outfall Canal near North Bluff Point, Hickory Creek, Wysocking Bay, outfall canal near Brooks Creek, and Long Shoal River.

D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
October 23, 2015
1:10 P.M.
PA-115-2015

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

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