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 change in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Wednesday, August 29, 2012:
All those waters in Brunswick, Onslow and Carteret Counties that were temporarily closed will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 20, August 23, August 24, and August 25, 2012, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
BRUNSWICK / ONLSOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 33° 55.3874’ N – 78° 22.2861’ W on the western shore of the Shallotte River approximately 650 yards south of The Swash; running southeasterly to a point 33° 55.3385’ N – 78° 21.7279’ W on the eastern shore of the Shallotte River approximately 650 yards south of Shallotte Creek .
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 Water Way north of Horse Island.
All those waters between IWW Marker #31, near Turkey Creek, and IWW Marker #15, near Galleon Bay, to include Alligator Bay.
Freeman Creek - All those waters in Freeman Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
Bear Creek - All those waters in Bear Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
White Oak River - All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.
Bogue Sound - All those waters from the IWW to the mainland between Fl. Beacon #45, near Cedar Point, and IWW Beacon #20, near Gales Creek.
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 upstream of the North River Bridge.
Wards Creek - All those waters in Ward Creek upstream of a line beginning at a point on the north shore at 34° 46.2667' N - 76° 35.4933' W, running southerly to a point on the south shore at 34° 45.4517' N - 76° 35.1767' W. (Ward Creek DMF Shrimp Line).
Whitehurst Creek - All those waters in Whitehurst Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
Sleepy Creek - All those waters in Sleepy 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.
Brett Bay - All those waters in Brett Bay upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
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 proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: IWW near Holden Beach between IWW Beacon #71 and #47,near Lockwoods Folly Inlet; all those waters IWW to the mainland between IWW Beacon #65A, near Salliers Bay, to include Salliers Bay, and #49, near Queens Creek; Queens Creek; a portion of Bogue Sound; a portion of North River; the Straits, Jarrett Bay, and Nelson Bay.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
August 28, 2012
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