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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-132-2018

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PA-132-2018

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA

Stephen W. Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Betsey Tilson, M.D., M.P.H., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Monday, November 19, 2018.

All those waters in Carteret County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the October 27, November 5, and November 13, 2018, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:

CARTERET COUNTY

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

Bogue Sound - All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland
between IWW Marker “19”, and the Emerald Isle High-rise Bridge.

Bogue Sound - All those waters between the permanent closure line near Fort Macon and a line beginning at a point 34° 43.6158' N - 76° 52.7718' W on the mainland, running southwesterly to IWW Marker “19”; thence running southerly to a point 34° 41.5263' N - 76° 52.6905' W at the permanent closure line off of Salter Path; thence running southeasterly to a point on Bogue Banks at 34° 41.4488' N - 76° 52.6498' W; to include Salter Path, Pine Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach, and Tar Landing Bay.

Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and the 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 34° 42.1449’ N - 76° 36.2801’ W at the permanent closure line near Channel Marker #56B; running northeasterly to a point 34° 43.2724’ N - 76° 34.5238’ W on the mainland at the Harker's Island Bridge at The Straits.

Whitehurst Creek – All those waters in Whitehurst Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth, beginning at a point 34° 43.5146' N - 76° 33.3428' W on the west shore; running easterly to a point 34° 43.5511' N - 76° 33.1664' W on the east shore.

Sleepy Creek – All those waters in Sleepy Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth, beginning at a point 34° 43.2745' N - 76° 31.4600' W on the west shore; running easterly to a point 34° 43.2672' N - 76° 31.2792' W on the east shore.

Jarrett Bay - All those waters in Jarrett Bay upstream of a line beginning at a point 34° 45.8170' N - 76° 28.7579' W on the east shore of Spit Bay; thence in a straight line to a point 34° 45.3229' N - 76° 29.1273' W at the southern tip of Davis Island; thence in a straight line near Flashing Beacon #36 to a point 34° 43.7805' N - 76° 30.0180' W the southeast end of Bells Island; thence in a straight line to a point 34° 43.5461' N - 76° 30.3917' W on the Marshallberg shoreline.

Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth, beginning at a point 34° 48.8185' N - 76° 26.9761' W on the west shore; running northeasterly to a point 34° 48.9768' N - 76° 26.6340' W on the east shore.

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.

Cedar Island Bay - All those waters in Cedar Island Bay upstream of a line beginning at a point 34° 59.5000' N - 76° 16.6833' W on Hog Island, running southwesterly near Marker “WR5” to a point 34° 59.0000' N - 76° 17.9333' W on Cedar Island.

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