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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-154-2018

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PA-154-2018

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 shellfish area temporary closure will take effect immediately:

It is unlawful for any person to 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 area:

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Lockwoods Folly River - All those waters north of a line beginning at a point 33° 55.5678’ N - 78° 13.8043’ W on the south shore of Spring Creek near the mouth, running easterly to a point 33° 55.4621’N - 78° 13.1714’ W near the northern tip of Sheep Island, thence running southeasterly to a point 33° 55.2284’N - 78° 12.7791’ W near the northwest point of Horse Island, to include a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway north of Horse and Sheep Islands.

The following also remains closed: 

NEW HANOVER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland
between IWW Marker “141” (34° 07.7515’N - 77° 51.9560’ W) near Peden Point and IWW Marker “155” (34° 04.8189’N - 77° 52.9654’ W) near Carolina Beach Inlet.

All those waters bordered on the north by a line beginning at a point 34° 33.0934’ N - 77° 21.6926’ W on the mainland near Hatch Point, running easterly through Marker “76” to Beacon “12”, thence running southerly following the dredged channel to the eastern tip of North Topsail Beach at New River Inlet; and bordered on the south by a linebeginning at a point 34° 28.2180’ N - 77° 30.5521’ W on the mainland near Morris Landing, running southeasterly near Beacon “49” to a point on Topsail Island at 34° 27.273’ N -77° 29.937’ W, to include a portion of Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay.

All those waters, from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland, between IWW Marker “45A” (34° 40.3904’N - 77° 05.9365’ W) near Cedar Point and IWW Beacon “55” (34° 38.5749’N - 77° 10.8033’ W) near Goose Creek, to include Queens Creek and White Oak River.

Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 34° 45.6646' N – 76° 44.0603’ W on the south shore near Lawton Point, running northerly to a point 34° 46.5724' N - 76° 44.3786' W on the north shore just upstream of Hammock Rock.

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. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) all persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. This temporary closure is due to rainfall and resultant runoff.

 

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Stephen W. Murphey, Director
DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES, DEQ

December 29, 2018
8:35 A.M.
PA-154-2018

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