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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-82-2019

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PA-82-2019

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA


Stephen W. Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Betsey Tilson, M.D., M.P.H., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Friday, August 23, 2019.

All those waters in New Hanover, Onslow, and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 16, August 17, and August 18, 2019, temporary closures except the following which remains closed:

NEW HANOVER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters in Middle Sound bordered on the north by the Figure Eight Island Bridge and bordered on the south by the Wrightsville Beach Bridge, to include Pages Creek.

All those waters
contained within US Army Corps of Engineers dredge disposal island #241, near Howe Creek and Mason Inlet.

All those waters bordered on the north by a line beginning at a point 34° 33.0934’ N - 77° 21.6926’ W on the mainland near Hatch Point, running easterly through Marker “76” to Beacon “12”, thence running southerly following the dredged channel to the eastern tip of North Topsail Beach at New River Inlet; and bordered on the south by the new Surf City Bridge, to include Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay.

Ward Creek - All those waters in Ward Creek upstream of a line beginning at a point on the north shore at 34° 46.2731' N - 76° 35.4724' W, running southerly to a point on the south shore at 34° 45.4556' N - 76° 35.1587' W (near the Ward Creek DMF Shrimp Line).

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

All those waters in Neuse River upstream of a line beginning at Maw Point, running southeasterly to Fl. Beacon “NR”; thence running southerly to Point of Marsh, to include Adams Creek, South River, Turnagain Bay, and Broad Creek (Pamlico County).

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / PENDER / CRAVEN / PAMLICO COUNTIES

All those waters between IWW Beacon “1” near Southport and the South Carolina State Line, to include Tubbs Inlet, Shallotte River, and Lockwoods Folly River.

All those waters bordered on the north by a line beginning at a point 34° 33.0934’ N - 77° 21.6926’ W on the mainland near Hatch Point, running easterly through Marker “76” to Beacon “12”, thence running southerly following the dredged channel to the eastern tip of North Topsail Beach at New River Inlet; and bordered on the south by the new Surf City Bridge, to include Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay.

All those waters in Neuse River upstream of a line beginning at Maw Point, running southeasterly to Fl. Beacon “NR”; thence running southerly to Point of Marsh, to include Adams Creek, South River, Turnagain Bay, and Broad Creek (Pamlico County).

All those waters in Bay River and Jones Bay
bordered on the east by a line running from Sow Island Point to Bay Point to Maw Point.

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 proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: Myrtle Grove Sound, Masonboro Sound, Salliers Bay, Freeman Creek, Bear Creek, Queens Creek, White Oak River, Newport River, North River, Whitehurst Creek, Sleepy Creek, Jarrett Bay, Oyster Creek, and Brett Bay.

E. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.

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Stephen W. Murphey, Director
DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES, DEQ

August 22, 2019
1:50 P.M.
PA-82-2019

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