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PA-125-2016

PROCLAMATION

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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, October 15, 2016.

All those waters in Carteret County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the September 3, September 13, September 20, September 23, October 7, and October 9, 2016, temporary closures except the following which remains closed:

CARTERET COUNTY

All those waters bordered in the northeast by a straight line beginning at a point 34° 43.7375' N -76° 50.6973' W on the mainland near Gull Harbor Marina; running southerly through IWW Beacon “14” to a point 34° 41.6906' N -76° 50.8361' W on Bogue Banks; and bordered in the southwest by the South Carolina State Line (See Map).

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.

All those waters north and west of a line beginning at Long Shoal Point thence in a straight line to Long Point; thence in a straight line to the southernmost tip of Hog Island; thence in a straight line to Bluff Point; thence in a straight line to the southernmost point on Great Island Marsh; thence in a straight line to Sow Island Point on the north shore of Jones Bay; thence in a straight line to the northeastern end of Maw Point near the mouth of Bay River; thence in a straight line to the north end of Point of Marsh; thence in a straight line to a point on the northwestern shore of North Bay; to include all of Long Shoal River, Wysocking Bay, East Bluff Bay, West Bluff Bay, Juniper Bay, Swanquarter Bay, Rose Bay, Spencer Bay, Pungo River, Pamlico River, Mouse Harbor, Jones Bay, Bay River, Neuse River, West Bay, North Bay and all other tributaries within said boundaries.

All those waters in Pamlico Sound east and south of a line beginning at the northeastern tip of Portsmouth Island; running northeasterly to the southern end of the Oregon Inlet Bridge, at Oregon Inlet, to include Ocracoke, Hatteras, and a portion of Pamlico Sound.

The following also remains closed:

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

All those waters bordered in the northeast by a straight line beginning at a point 34° 43.7375' N -76° 50.6973' W on the mainland near Gull Harbor Marina; running southerly through IWW Beacon “14” to a point 34° 41.6906' N -76° 50.8361' W on Bogue Banks; and bordered in the southwest by the South Carolina State Line (See Map).

All those waters north and west of a line beginning at Long Shoal Point thence in a straight line to Long Point; thence in a straight line to the southernmost tip of Hog Island; thence in a straight line to Bluff Point; thence in a straight line to the southernmost point on Great Island Marsh; thence in a straight line to Sow Island Point on the north shore of Jones Bay; thence in a straight line to the northeastern end of Maw Point near the mouth of Bay River; thence in a straight line to the north end of Point of Marsh; thence in a straight line to a point on the northwestern shore of North Bay; to include all of Long Shoal River, Wysocking Bay, East Bluff Bay, West Bluff Bay, Juniper Bay, Swanquarter Bay, Rose Bay, Spencer Bay, Pungo River, Pamlico River, Mouse Harbor, Jones Bay, Bay River, Neuse River, West Bay, North Bay and all other tributaries within said boundaries

All those waters in Croatan and Roanoke Sounds north of a line starting at Old Point, near Stumpy Point Bay; running northeasterly to Smith Island; and running southeasterly to the southern end of the Oregon Inlet Bridge, at Oregon Inlet.

All those waters in Pamlico Sound east and south of a line beginning at the northeastern tip of Portsmouth Island; running northeasterly to the southern end of the Oregon Inlet Bridge, at Oregon Inlet, to include Ocracoke, Hatteras, and a portion of Pamlico Sound.

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. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: A portion of Bogue Sound and Tar Landing Bay.

E. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.

October 14, 2016
1:35 P.M.
PA-125-2016

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

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