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PA-141-2015

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 changes in shellfish harvesting area will take effect at sunrise, Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

All those waters in Carteret County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the December 23, 2015, temporary closure except the following which will remain closed:

CARTERET COUNTY

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:

BRUNSWICK / ONSLOW COUNTIES

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

Shallotte River - All those waters in Shallotte River upstream of a straight line from Bowen Point to Long Point.

Lockwoods Folly River - All those waters north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33°55.7954’N - 78°13.3096’ W approximately midway between Genoes Point and Spring Creek; running southeasterly to a point 33°55.2284’N - 78°12.7791’ W near the northwest point of Horse Island, to include the open portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway north of Horse Island.

Queens Creek - All those waters in Queens 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 proclamation returns the following area to normal closure boundaries: a portion of Newport River.

D. This reopening is due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.

December 29, 2015
11:30 A.M.
PA-141-2015

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

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