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PA-115-2016

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, Saturday, September 24, 2016.

All those waters in Carteret County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the September 3, September 13, and September 20, 2016, temporary closures except the following which remains closed:

CARTERET COUNTY

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between IWW Beacon “36”, near Goose Creek in Carteret County, and IWW Fl. Beacon “55”, near Sanders Creek (Onslow County), to include Goose Creek, Hunting Island Bay, Deer Creek, White Oak River, and Queens Creek.

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 Harker's Island Bridge at the Straits.

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

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

Jarrett Bay - All those waters upstream of 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 a point on the Marshallberg Shoreline.

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

Brett Bay - All those waters in Brett Bay upstream of a straight line from Piney Point to King Point.

Nelson Bay - All those waters in Nelson Bay upstream of a line from Drum Point to the northern tip of Fulchers Creek.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW / CRAVEN / PAMLICO / HYDE COUNTIES

All those waters between IWW Beacon "84" and the South Carolina Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

All those waters between IWW Fl. Beacon “51A” near the Holden Beach Bridge and IWW Fl. Beacon “71A” near Long Point.

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 Snows Cut.

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

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