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:
BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters between Southport and the South Carolina State line.
All those waters from the IWW to the mainland between IWW Marker #98 near Old Topsail Creek and the Figure Eight Island Bridge.
All those waters between IWW Marker #65A, near Salliers Bay and the Surf City Bridge to include Stump Sound, Everett Bay, Alligator Bay, Chadwick Bay, and all of New River.
All those waters from the IWW to the mainland between IWW Fl. Beacon #49 at Swansboro and IWW Fl. Beacon #65A, located just west of Salliers Bay, to include all of Queens Creek, Bear Creek, Freeman Creek, and Salliers Bay.
White Oak River – All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.
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 temporary closures are due to rainfall and resultant runoff.
June 7, 2013