RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Laura Gerald, M.D., M.P.H., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following change in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Sunday, March 11, 2012:
All those waters in Brunswick County that were temporarily closed will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the March 4, 2012 temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:
Shallotte River — All those waters in Shallotte River upstream of a straight line from Bowen Point to Long Point.
All those waters in the Intracoastal Waterway between IWW marker “71A” near Long Point and FL Beacon “48A” near Lockwoods Folly Inlet.
The following also remains closed:
NEW HANOVER / CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters within 100 yards from the dredge spoils effluent pipe located approximately 240 yards northwest of IWW Channel Marker “140”.
Newport River — All those waters in Newport River upstream of a line beginning at a point on the south shore at 34°45.7044' N -76° 43.4977' W near Penn Point; running northerly to a point on the west shore of Harlowe Creek at 34°46.6935' N -76° 43.4719' W.
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 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 Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. This proclamation returns the following area to normal closure boundaries: Lockwoods Folly River.
D. This reopening is due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
March 10, 2012
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