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PA-24-2016

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA   


Col. Jim Kelley, Acting 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 areas will take effect at sunrise Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

All those waters in Brunswick and Onslow Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the January 16, February 4, February 5, and February 16, 2016, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:

BRUNSWICK / ONSLOW COUNTIES

All those waters between IWW Beacon "84" and IWW Beacon "89” near Ocean Isle.

All those waters between IWW Fl. Beacon "48" near the eastern tip of Holden Beach and the permanent closure line near IWW Fl. Beacon "51A" at Holden Beach.

All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between the North Topsail Beach High Rise Bridge and IWW Beacon “32”, to include Turkey Creek and Goose Bay.

Bear Creek – All those waters in Bear Creek upstream of a line across the mouth.

The following also remains closed:

NEW HANOVER / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters between IWW Channel Marker #141, near Peden Point and Snows Cut.

Newport River - All those waters upstream of a line across the river from Crab Point to the southern end of the west shore of Core Creek.

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 areas to normal closure boundaries: the Tubbs Inlet area, Shallotte River, Lockwoods Folly River, and the Intracoastal Waterway area near Bear Creek.

D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.

March 1, 2016
11:55 A.M.
PA-24-2016

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

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