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 changes in shellfish harvesting area will take effect at sunrise, Thursday, July 11, 2013.
All those waters in New Hanover, Pender and Onslow Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the July 1, July 3, and July 10 2013, temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:
NEW HANOVER COUNTY
All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland in Myrtle Grove and Masonboro Sounds between IWW Marker “141” near Peden Point and IWW Marker “139”.
The following also remains closed:
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.
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: All those waters in Masonboro Sound between IWW marker “139” and Fl. Beacon “129A” near Shinn Creek, Stump Sound, Alligator Bay and Chadwick Bay.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
July 10, 2013