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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-55-2012

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PA-55-2012

PROCLAMATION

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 closure 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:

DARE COUNTY

All those waters 200 yards offshore of Rodanthe between a point 500 yards south of Salvo Marina to a point 1,000 yards north of the Chicamacomico Channel entrance to Rodanthe Harbor (see map).


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.

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.

All those waters between Snows Cut and IWW Marker #148, near Everett Creek.


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 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. This temporary closure is due to heavy rainfall and resultant runoff.

August 10, 2012
11:00 A.M.
PA-55-2012

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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