RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Robin Cummings, M.D., Acting State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Saturday, August 16, 2014.
All those waters in Carteret County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the July 22, July 25, August 2, and August 4, 2014, temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:
Hoop Pole Creek - All those waters in the Hoop Pole Creek area upstream of a line beginning on a point of marsh at 34°42.4519’ N -76°45.1967’ W; running southeasterly across the bay to a point of marsh at 34°42.4429’ N -76°45.1829’ W; running southeasterly following the shoreline to a point at 34°42.4069’ N -76°45.1285’ W; running southeasterly across the creek to a point 34°42.3984’ N -76°45.1098’ W on the eastern shore.
Newport River - All those waters in Newport River within a boundary beginning at Crab Point 34° 44.8242' N -76° 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 34° 43.7680' N -76° 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).
The following also remains closed:
BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER COUNTIES
All those waters between IWW Marker "89" and the South Carolina Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.
All those waters upstream of a straight line beginning at a point 33° 55.3874’ N – 78° 22.2861’ W on the western shore of the Shallotte River approximately 650 yards south of The Swash; running southeasterly to a point 33° 55.3385’ N – 78° 21.7279’ W on the eastern shore of the Shallotte River approximately 650 yards south of Shallotte Creek.
All those waters in the IWW between Beacon "71" near Shallotte River, and Fl. Beacon "48A" near Lockwoods Folly Inlet.
All those waters within a boundary beginning at a point on the mainland; running easterly through Beacon “141” to the southwestern tip of US Army Corps Disposal Island #261; running southwesterly to the northwestern tip of US Army Corps Disposal Island #267; running northwesterly through Beacon “149” to a point on the mainland.
All those waters bordered on the southwest by a line beginning on the shoreline near Old Point (Old Topsail Creek) through Fl Beacon “98” to a the southwestern tip of Topsail Beach, and all those waters bordered on the northeast by a line beginning on the shoreline near Sloop Point; running southeasterly through FL Beacon “BC” and Banks Channel to a point on Topsail 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: a portion of Newport River, North River, and Oyster Creek.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
August 15, 2014