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PA-87-2013

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 shellfish area temporary closure will take effect immediately:

No person shall 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 area:

PENDER / ONSLOW COUNTIES

All those waters bordered on the northeast by the North Topsail Beach Bridge, and bordered on the southwest by the Surf City Bridge, to include Stump Sound.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER COUNTIES

All those waters between the permanent closure line at Ocean Isle Beach near IWW marker “89” and the South Carolina State Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

Hewletts Creek Area – All those waters from between IWW Marker “135” near Whiskey Creek and the Wrightsville Beach Bridge, including all of Hewletts Creek.

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 temporary closure is due to rainfall and resultant runoff.

August 14, 2013
10:05 A.M.
PA-87-2013

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

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