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PA-80-2014

PROCLAMATION

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 change in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

All those waters in Brunswick County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 2, 2014, temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:

BRUNSWICK COUNY

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 Fl. Beacon “51A” and Fl. Beacon “48A” near Lockwoods Folly Inlet.

The following also remains closed:

NEW HANOVER / PENDER / CARTERET COUNTIES

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.

Bogue Sound - All those waters from the Emerald Isle High Rise Bridge to the permanent prohibited area closure line at Fort Macon to include Tar Landing Bay, and all other tributaries within the described area.

Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and Morehead-Beaufort Causeway, to include all tributaries and Core Creek.

North River - All those waters in North River upstream of a straight line beginning at a point at the permanent closure line near Channel Marker #56B to the mainland side of the Harker's Island Bridge at the Straits.

Whitehurst Creek - All those waters in Whitehurst Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

Sleepy Creek - All those waters in Sleepy 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. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: a portion of IWW between Beacon “71” and Beacon “63” near the Shallotte River Inlet

D. This reopening is due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.

August 19, 2014
12:20 P.M.
PA-80-2014

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

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