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PA-84-2017

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 closures 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 areas:

ONSLOW / CARTERET / HYDE / DARE COUNTIES

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

White Oak River - All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.

Bogue Sound – All those waters in Bogue Sound
200 yards offshore of Pine Knoll Shores between the permanent closure line at 34° 42.2026' N -76° 48.0601' W and the permanent closure line at Hoop Pole Creek at 34° 42.1465' N -76° 46.1560' W.

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.

All those waters bordered on the east by a line beginning at Hall Point near Atlantic; thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #20 in Core Sound; thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #27 in Core Sound; thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #37 in Core Sound; thence in a straight line to Shell Point on Harkers Island; thence following the shoreline to the southwestern tip of Harkers Island; thence in a straight line to Channel Marker #56A; thence proceeding thru Beacon #58 to Beacon #59 to a point on Carrot Island, to include Styron Bay, Nelson Bay, Brett Bay, Oyster Creek, Jarrett Bay, Jump Run Creek, Middens Creek, Tusk Creek, Bells Creek, The Straits, Sleepy Creek, Whitehurst Creek, Eastmouth Bay, Westmouth Bay, a portion of Core Sound, all of North River, the North River Marshes, and all creeks and tributaries within the described area.

Cedar Island Bay / Rumley Bay / Thorofare Bay – All those waters in Cedar Island Bay, Rumley Bay, and Thorofare Bay upstream of a straight line beginning at Hog Island Point thence across the bay to Long Point, to include Lewis Creek; thence in a straight line to Lookout Point; thence in a straight line to Hall Point.

All those waters east and south of a line beginning at the southern end of the Oregon Inlet Bridge; thence running southerly to Gull Island; thence southwesterly to Brooks Point; thence southwesterly to Beacon Island; thence southerly to the northeastern tip of Portsmouth Island, to include Ocracoke, Hatteras, and a portion of Pamlico Sound (see map).

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

All those waters between IWW marker "84" near Ocean Isle and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

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. These temporary closures are due to heavy rainfall, resultant runoff, and the release of flood waters.

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August 29, 2017
9:10 A.M.
PA-84-2017

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