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, Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
All those waters in Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the February 8 and February 19, 2013, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
Queens Creek - All those waters in Queens Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
The following also remains closed:
All those waters within 100 yards from the dredge spoils effluent pipe near Bald Head Island located approximately 200 yards north of the mouth of Bald Head Creek.
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: White Oak River and Bogue Sound.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results in White Oak River and the removal of the prohibited shellstock that caused the potential public health threat in Bogue Sound between 16th Street and the Atlantic Beach High Rise Bridge.
February 26, 2013