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, Saturday, September 1, 2012:
All those waters in Brunswick, Pender, 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:
PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
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 line running from the mainland through IWW Beacon “105” following the eastern shoreline of Green Channel to the southern tip of Hutaff Island near Rich’s Inlet, to include Mill Creek, Old Topsail Creek, Virginia Creek, Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay.
Freeman Creek - All those waters in Freeman 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.
Newport River - All those waters in Newport River within a boundary beginning at Crab Point 34º 44.8242' N -76º 42.1718' W; running easterly to IWW Beacon “32”; running southwesterly to IWW Beacon “34”; running southwesterly to IWW Beacon “36”; running southerly across the IWW to a point 34º 43.7680' N -76º 41.3084' W at the southern tip of Phillips Island, to include Crab Point Thorofare and a portion of the Newport River Marshes (see map).
Sleepy Creek - All those waters in Sleepy Creek 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 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: Shallotte River, Lockwoods Folly River, Bear Creek, Bogue Sound, a portion of Newport River, North River, Ward Creek, Whitehurst Creek, Oyster Creek, and Brett Bay.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
August 31, 2012
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