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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-13-2015

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PA-13-2015

PROCLAMATION

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 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 / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters between Southport and IWW Beacon “89”, to include Shallotte River and Lockwoods Folly River.

All those waters within 100 yards from the dredge spoils effluent pipe near Bald Head Island located approximately 200 yards north of the mouth of Bald Head Creek.

All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between IWW Beacon "86" near Sloop Point and IWW Beacon “82”, to include all of Virginia Creek.

All those waters between IWW Beacon “43” and a straight line from Swan Point through IWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of New River Inlet), to include all of Kings Creek, Spicer Bay, Everett Bay, Turkey Creek, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay.

All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between the Onslow Beach Bridge and IWW Beacon “49” at Swansboro, to include Freeman Creek, Bear Creek, and Queens Creek. 

White Oak River - All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.

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.

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. This proclamation lists areas that are temporarily closed to shellfish harvest after issuance of PA-PC-2015.

February 4, 2015
11:01 A.M.
PA-13-2015

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

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