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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-44-2015

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PA-44-2015

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Robin Cummings, M.D., Acting State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following change in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Sunday, May 17, 2015.

All those waters in Carteret County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the May 11, 2015 temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:

CARTERET COUNTY

White Oak River - All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.

Newport River - All those waters upstream of a line beginning at a point on the south shore at 34° 45.7044' N -76° 43.4977' W near Penn Point; running northerly to a point on the west shore of Harlowe Creek at 34° 46.6935' N -76° 43.4719' W.

Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / PENDER / ONSLOW COUNTIES

All those waters between Southport and the South Carolina State Line.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through IWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of New River Inlet), and bordered on the southwest by the Surf City Bridge.

New RiverAll those waters in New River upstream of Marker “33”.

Salliers Bay - All those waters in Salliers Bay upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between the Onslow Beach Bridge and IWW Beacon “49” at Swansboro, to include Freeman Creek, Bear Creek, and Queens Creek.

White Oak River - All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.

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: A portion of Newport River, North River, and Jarrett Bay.

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

May 16, 2015
1:30 P.M.
PA-44-2015

 

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