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, Thursday, December 5, 2013.
All those waters in Brunswick and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the November 27, and December 3, 2013, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
Hoop Pole Creek - All those waters in the Hoop Pole Creek area upstream of a straight line beginning on the west shore at 34 42.2590’ N -76 45.1278’ W; running easterly to the eastern shore at 34 42.2590’ N -76 45.0960’ W.
Newport River – All those waters in Newport River 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:
ONSLOW / DARE COUNTIES
Salliers Bay – All those waters in Salliers Bay upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
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 between IWW Marker “84” and the South Carolina State Line including the Tubbs Inlet area, Shallotte River, Lockwoods Folly River, a portion of Newport River, and Ward Creek.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
December 4, 2013