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, April 10, 2013.
All those waters in Brunswick, Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the April 5, 2013, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
BRUNSWICK / CARTERET COUNTIES
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.
Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and Morehead-Beaufort Causeway, to include all tributaries and Core Creek.
The following also remains closed:
NEW HANOVER COUNTY
All those waters 100 yards from the dredge spoils effluent pipe located across the Intracoastal Waterway from Whiskey Creek at US Army Corps of Engineers Disposal Area #256 between IWW Channel Markers “135” and “137”.
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: Lockwoods Folly River, White Oak River, and North River.
D. It should be noted that leases closed on or after April 1, 2013, to allow relaying of shellfish from closed areas remain closed.
E. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
April 9, 2013