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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-125-2015

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PA-125-2015

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 shellfish area temporary closures will take effect immediately:

No person shall 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:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters between IWW marker '84" near Ocean Isle and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

Shallotte River - All those waters in Shallotte River upstream of a straight line from Bowen Point to Long Point.

All waters bordered on the northeast by a line beginning at a point at the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal running southeasterly along the shore of Cedar Island to Camp Point running southeasterly through Wainwright Island to a point on Core Banks at 34°59.0185’N - 76°09.9344’ W and bordered on the southeast by Snows Cut (see map).

West Bay / Long Bay / West Thorofare Bay / North Bay – All those waters south of a line beginning at Point of Marsh; thence in a straight line to a point on the northwestern shore of North Bay near Point of Grass, to include West Bay, Long Bay, West Thorofare Bay and North Bay.

South River – All those waters in South River upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / HYDE COUNTY

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.

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.

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. These temporary closures are due to extremely heavy rain, runoff, and coastal flooding.

November 20, 2015
8:30 A.M.
PA-125-2015

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

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