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PA-76-2017

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Braxton Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Kelly Kimple, M.D., M.P.H., Acting State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following shellfish area temporary closure will take effect immediately:

It is unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted area:

CARTERET COUNTY

Sleepy Creek – All those waters in Sleepy Creek
upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET / CRAVEN COUNTIES

All those waters
between IWW Beacon "89" near Ocean Isle and the South Carolina State Line, to include Tubbs Inlet.

Shallotte River - All those waters in Shallotte River upstream of a straight line from Bowen Point to Long Point.

All those waters between Southport and IWW Channel Marker #51A, near the Holden Beach Bridge, to include all of Lockwoods Folly River and the Lockwoods Folly River Inlet area.

All those waters from the Figure 8 Island Bridge to Snows Cut.

All those waters, Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland,
between IWW Channel Marker #114 near Futch Creek and the Figure Eight Island Bridge.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through IWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of the New River Inlet), and bordered on the southwest by the Surf City Bridge.

North River – All those waters upstream of a straight line beginning at a point on the northwest shore of Goose Bay thence in a straight line across the river near the old Fl. "Danger" Beacon; thence to a point at 34°44.4581’N - 76°37.3826’ W; on the shore south of Cow Pen Creek to include all of Ward Creek.

Oyster Creek- All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of the Highway 70 Bridge.

Brett Bay – All those waters in Brett Bay upstream of a straight line from Piney Point to King Point.

Nelson Bay – All those waters in Nelson Bay upstream of a line from Drum Point to the northern tip of Fulcher Creek.

All those waters in Thorofare Bay west of a line beginning at Lookout Point, running across Thorofare Bay to Hall Point near Atlantic, to include Thorofare Bay and Barry Bay.

South River – All those waters
in South River upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

Adams Creek – All those waters in Adams Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

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. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) all persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. This temporary closure is due to heavy rainfall and resultant runoff.

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August 17, 2017
8:55 A.M.
PA-76-2017

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