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 area will take effect at sunrise Thursday, February 4, 2016.
All those waters in Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the January 23, 2016, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
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.
The following also remains closed:
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.
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: White Oak River
D. This reopening is due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
February 3, 2016