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PA-44-2017

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Braxton Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Kelly Kimple, M.D., M.P.H., 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, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

All those waters in Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the April 25, and May 5, 2017, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:

CARTERET COUNTY

Nelson Bay – All those waters in Nelson Bay upstream of a line from Drum Point to the northern tip of Fulchers Creek.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER COUNTIES

All those waters between Southport and the South Carolina State Line, to include Tubbs Inlet, Shallotte River, and Lockwoods Folly River.

All those waters bordered on the south by Snows Cut and bordered on the northeast by a line beginning at a point on the mainland between Whiskey Creek and Hewlett’s Creek; running easterly through IWW Beacon “134” to a point on Masonboro Island at 34° 9.7856’ N -77° 49.8845’ W; to include Myrtle Grove Sound and a portion of Masonboro Sound.

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland, between the Figure 8 Island Bridge and IWW Beacon “134”.

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. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) all persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: Chadwick Bay, Alligator Bay, Queens Creek, and White Oak River.

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

 

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May 10, 2017
12:05 P.M.
PA-44-2017

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