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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-49-2015

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PA-49-2015

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 effective sunrise, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the leases in Pender, Onslow, Carteret and Pamlico Counties that were closed exclusively for relaying purposes WILL REOPEN to the harvest of shellfish with the exception of those affected leases located in waters that are temporarily closed which include:

PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through ICWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of New River Inlet), and bordered on the southwest by a line running from the mainland through IWW Beacon “105” following the eastern shoreline of Green Channel to the southern tip of Hutaff Island near Rich’s Inlet, to include Mill Creek, Old Topsail Creek, Virginia Creek, Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay.

New River – All those waters in New River upstream of the Highway 172 bridge.

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

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

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

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

All those waters, IWW to the mainland in Bogue Sound, between Fl. Beacon “33” west of Sanders Creek and Beacon “19” east of Gales Creek, to include Sanders Creek, Broad Creek, and Gales 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.

North River - All those waters in North River upstream of a straight line beginning at a point at the permanent closure line near Channel Marker #56B to the mainland side of the Harker's Island Bridge at the Straits.

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

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

Jarrett Bay - All those waters upstream of a line beginning at a point on the east shore of Spit Bay; thence in a straight line to the southern end of Davis Island; thence in a straight line thru Flashing Beacon #36; PA-49-2015 thence in a straight line to the southeast end of Bells Island; thence in a straight line to a point on the Marshallberg shoreline.

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

Brett Bay - All those waters in Brett Bay upstream of a straight line from Piney Point to King Point.

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 IWW Marker "84" near Ocean Isle and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

All those waters in Masonboro Sound between FL Beacon “137” near Whiskey Creek and Fl Beacon “129A” near Shinn Creek, to include Whiskey and Hewletts Creeks.

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. These reopenings are due to sufficient time having been elapsed to reduce pathogens that might have been present to acceptable levels.
June 8, 2015
11:45 AM
PA-49-2015

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