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, Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
All those waters in Pender, Onslow, and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the November 27, 2013, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
Salliers Bay – All those waters in Salliers Bay upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
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.
Ward Creek - All those waters in Ward Creek upstream of a line beginning at a point on the north shore at 34° 46.2667' N - 76° 35.4933' W, running southerly to a point on the south shore at 34° 45.4517' N - 76° 35.1767' W. (Ward Creek DMF Shrimp Line).
The following also remains closed:
BRUNSWICK / DARE 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.
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 Water Way north of Horse Island.
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 areas to normal closure boundaries: All those waters from Swan Point to the Surf City Bridge, Freeman Creek, Bear Creek, Queens Creek, White Oak River, and Bogue Sound.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
December 3, 2013