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PA-71-2012

PROCLAMATION

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, Friday, September 7, 2012:

All those waters in Carteret County that were temporarily closed will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 25, and September 4, 2012, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:

CARTERET COUNTY

White Oak River - All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.

Newport River - All those waters 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.

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.

The following also remains closed:

ONSLOW COUNTY

White Oak River - All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

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: Bogue Sound and a portion of Newport River.

D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.

September 6, 2012
9:15 A.M.
PA-71-2012 

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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