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, Thursday, June 7, 2012:
All those waters in Brunswick and Carteret Counties that were temporarily closed will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the May 30 and May 31, 2012, temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:
All those waters between ICWW 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.
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 areas to normal closure boundaries: Lockwoods Folly River and all those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between the IWW Beacon “21” near Gales Creek and IWW Beacon “11” near Camp Morehead.
D. It should be noted that leases closed on or after April 1, 2012, to allow relaying of shellfish from closed areas remain closed.
E. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
June 6, 2012
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