RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Robin Cummings, 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, Sunday, October 20, 2013.
All those waters in Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the October 9 and October 9, 2013, temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:
Bogue Sound – All those waters from the IWW to the mainland between IWW Beacon “27” and IWW Fl. Beacon “25”, to include all of Broad Creek.
Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of a straight line beginning at a point on the south shore at 34° 45.6646' N – 76° 44.0603’ W, at Lawton Point; thence to a point on the north shore at 34º 46.5724' N -76º 44.3786' W just upstream of Hammock Rock.
The following also remains closed:
HYDE / DARE COUNTIES
All those waters 200 yards offshore of Ocracoke Island between the north side of Ocracoke Inlet and the west side of Hatteras Inlet.
All those waters in Sandy Bay at Hatteras west of a line between Durant Point and Duncan Point.
All those waters in Pamlico Sound 200 yards offshore of Hatteras Island between a point 200 yards north of the north drain at Rodanthe and a point 200 yards south of the south drain at Rodanthe.
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 area to normal closure boundaries: Bear Creek, Queens Creek, a portion of Newport River, Whitehurst Creek, Jarrett Bay and Oyster Creek.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
October 19, 2013