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 area will take effect at sunrise, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
All those waters in Pender, Onslow, and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the July 25, 2014, temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:
ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters from the IWW to the mainland between IWW Beacon #65A, near Salliers Bay, and IWW FL Beacon “59”, near Shacklefoot Channel, to include Salliers Bay and Freeman Creek.
Queens Creek - All those waters in Queens Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and Morehead-Beaufort Causeway, to include all tributaries and Core Creek.
North River – All those waters in North River upstream of the North River Bridge.
Whitehurst Creek - All those waters in Whitehurst Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
The following also remains closed:
BRUNSWICK / CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters between IWW 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.
Lockwoods Folly River - All those waters north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33°55.7954’N - 78°13.3096’ W approximately midway between Genoes Point and Spring Creek; running southeasterly to a point 33°55.2284’N - 78°12.7791’ W near the northwest point of Horse Island, to include the open portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway north of Horse Island.
Hoop Pole Creek - All those waters in the Hoop Pole Creek area upstream of a line beginning on a point of marsh at 34°42.4519’ N -76°45.1967’ W; running southeasterly across the bay to a point of marsh at 34°42.4429’ N -76°45.1829’ W; running southeasterly following the shoreline to a point at 34°42.4069’ N -76°45.1285’ W; running southeasterly across the creek to a point 34°42.3984’ N -76°45.1098’ W on the eastern shore.
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: Stump Sound, Bear Creek, White Oak River, a portion of Bogue Sound, Tar Landing Bay, a portion of North River, Sleepy Creek, the Straits, Middle Marshes, Back Sound, Jarrett Bay, Brett Bay, and Nelson Bay.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
July 29, 2014