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 shellfish area temporary closures will take effect immediately:
No person shall take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted areas:
Shallotte River - All those waters in Shallotte River upstream of a straight line from Bowen Point to Long Point.
All those waters between Southport and IWW Flashing Beacon #51 at Holden Beach, to include all of Lockwoods Folly River.
THE FOLLOWING ALSO REMAINS CLOSED:
BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER COUNTIES
All those waters between ICWW marker "84" near Ocean Isle and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.
All those waters between Snows Cut and IWW Marker #148, near Everett Creek.
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 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 Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. These temporary closures are due to heavy rainfall and resultant runoff.
August 8, 2012
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