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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-50-2015

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PA-50-2015

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, Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

All those waters in New Hanover, Pender, Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the June 3, and June 4, 2015 temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:

PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters between the North Topsail Beach High-rise Bridge and the Surf City Bridge.

New River - All those waters in New River upstream of a line on the northwest shore at Grey Point running southeasterly across the river to Goose Creek.

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.

Newport River
- A portion of Newport River returns to normal boundaries except All those waters in Newport River within a boundary beginning at Crab Point 34° 44.8242' N -76° 42.1718' W; running easterly to IWW Beacon “32”; southeasterly to a point 34°44.1592’ N -76° 40.5181’ W near Channel Marker “1”; to include the "causeway" bays (see map).

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

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

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: Masonboro Sound, Topsail Sound, Alligator Bay, Chadwick Bay, a portion of New River, Freeman Creek, White Oak River, Bogue Sound, a portion of Newport River, North River, Whitehurst Creek, Sleepy Creek, Jarrett Bay, Oyster Creek, Brett Bay, and Nelson Bay; and will reopen a portion of those leases in Topsail Sound, Newport River and North River that were closed exclusively for relaying.

D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
June 9, 2015
2:25 P.M.
PA-50-2015

 

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