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, Thursday, July 18, 2013.
All those waters in Carteret County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the July 13, 2013, temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:
Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of a line beginning at a point on the south shore at 34º 45.7044' N -76º 43.4977' W near Penn Point; running northerly to a point on the west shore of Harlowe Creek at 34º 46.6935' N -76º 43.4719' W.
The following remains closed:
BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW COUNTIES
All those waters between ICWW marker "84" near Ocean Isle and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.
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 in Myrtle Grove Sound, Masonboro Sound and Middle Sound between Snows Cut and the Figure 8 Island Bridge.
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 the Surf City Bridge.
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 area to normal closure boundaries: a portion of Newport River.
D. This reopening is due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
July 17, 2013