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, Wednesday, September 26, 2012:
All those waters in Pender, Onslow, and Carteret Counties that were temporarily closed will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 25, 2012, and September 19, 2012, temporary closures.
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 from Swan Point to the Surf City Bridge and Newport River.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results and sufficient time being elapsed to reduce pathogens that might have been present to acceptable levels.
September 25, 2012
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