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PA-29-2016

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


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 a shellfish harvesting area will take effect at sunrise Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

All those waters in Brunswick County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the March 4, 2016, temporary closure except the following which will remain closed:

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

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.

The following also remains closed:

NEW HANOVER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

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

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

Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of a straight line beginning at a point on the south shore at 34° 45.6646' N – 76° 44.0603’ W, at Lawton Point; thence to a point on the north shore at 34º 46.5724' N -76º 44.3786' W 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. This proclamation returns the following area to normal closure boundaries: Lockwoods Folly River.

D. This reopening is due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
March 8, 2016
10:30 A.M.
PA-29-2016

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

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