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:
ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters bordered on the west by the Onslow Beach Bridge and bordered on the east by a line running from the mainland through IWW Fl. Beacon #49 following the western shoreline of West Channel to the eastern tip of Bear Island, to include Freeman Creek, Bear Creek, and Queens Creek.
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 / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTY
All those waters between IWW Beacon #47 near Lockwoods Folly Inlet and the South Carolina State Line, to include Shallotte River and Tubbs Inlet.
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 straight line beginning at a point at the southern tip of Topsail Beach; running northwesterly to a point on the mainland at Forest Sound Marina, to include Old Topsail Creek, Virginia Creek, Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay.
All those waters in Newport River upstream of a line beginning near Penn Point on the south shore at a point 34° 45.6960' N - 76° 43.5180' W running northeasterly to a point 34° 46.5733' N - 76° 42.6350' W on the north shore near Hardesty Farms subdivision.
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 23, 2012
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