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PA-120-2016

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 shellfish area temporary¿closures¿will¿take effect immediately:

It is unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted areas:

PENDER / ONSLOW COUNTIES

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 at Forest Sound Marina, running southerly through Beacon “98A”, and following the eastern shore of Black Mud Channel to the southern tip of Topsail Beach, to include Old Topsail Creek, Virginia Creek, Topsail Sound, Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / ONSLOW / CARTERET / 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 from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland from the Figure 8 Island Bridge to the permanent closure line at Wrightsville Beach.

All those waters, from the IWW to the mainland, between IWW Beacon “47”, near Swansboro, and the Turn Marker at Cow Channel, to include Queens Creek.

White Oak River - All those waters in the White Oak River north of a line beginning at a point 34° 41.9497' N -77° 06.9846' W on the west shore, running easterly near the northern tip of Jones Island, to a point 34° 41.9395'N -77°05.6599'W on the east shore.

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.

Jarrett Bay - All those waters in Jarrett Bay upstream of a line beginning at a point on the east shore of Spit Bay; thence in a straight line to the northern tip of Davis Island; then in a straight line to the "Chimney" near Jump Run Creek.

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

All those waters in Germantown Bay upstream of a line beginning at Spencer Point, running southeasterly to Short Point.

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. These temporary closures are due to rainfall and resultant runoff.
October 1, 2016
8:10 A.M.
PA-120-2016
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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