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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-134-2015

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PA-134-2015

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Megan Davies, M.D., Acting State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following shellfish area temporary closure¿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 COUNTY

All those waters between IWW marker '84" near Ocean Isle and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

The following also remains closed:

NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters bordered on the south by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Old Chimney Marina; running easterly through IWW Beacon #154” to a point on the southern tip of Masonboro Island at 34° 4.9884’ N -77° 52.3178’ W and bordered on the northeast by a line beginning at a point on the mainland between Whiskey Creek and Hewlett’s Creek; running easterly through IWW Beacon “134” to a point on Masonboro Island at 34° 9.7856’ N -77° 49.8845’ W; to include portions of Myrtle Grove Sound and Masonboro Sound.

All those waters, from the IWW to the mainland between IWW Marker “82” near Watts Landing and the Surf City Bridge, to include Beckys Creek.

All those waters bordered on the southwest by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Morris Landing; running southeasterly through IWW Beacon “49” to a point on Topsail Island at 34° 27.273’ N -77° 29.937’ W and bordered on the northeast by a line beginning at a point on the mainland near Thomas Landing; running southerly through IWW Marker “37” to a point on the tip of Ashe Island at 34° 28.865’ N -77° 28.509’ W, to include all of Permuda Island and a portion of Stump Sound.

Queens Creek - All those waters in Queens Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

Bogue Sound - All those waters, from the IWW to the mainland in Bogue Sound between IWW Marker “32” near Sanders Creek and IWW Marker “20” near Gales Creek, to include Sanders Creek, Broad Creek, and Gales Creek.

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.

Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

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 temporary closure is due to rainfall and resultant runoff.

December 8, 2015
8:35 A.M.
PA-134-2015

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

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