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PA-87-2017

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 changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Thursday, September 7, 2017.

All those waters in Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 20, and August 24, August 29, and September 2, 2017, temporary closures except the following which remain closed:

ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

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

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 on the northwest shore of Goose Bay thence in a straight line across the river near the old Fl. "Danger" Beacon; thence to a point at 34°44.4581’N - 76°37.3826’ W; on the shore south of Cow Pen Creek to include all of Ward Creek.

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

Jarrett Bay - All those waters upstream of a line beginning at a point on the east shore of Spit Bay; thence in a straight line to the southern end of Davis Island; thence in a straight line thru Flashing Beacon #36; thence in a straight line to the southeast end of Bells Island; thence in a straight line to the eastern end of Marshallberg. This includes Middens Creek, Tusk Creek, Jump Run Creek, Bells Creek, and all creeks and tributaries within the described area.

The following also remain closed:

BRUNSWICK / HYDE / DARE COUNTIES

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

Shallotte River - All those waters in Shallotte River upstream of a straight line from Bowen Point to Long Point.

Lockwoods Folly River - All those waters north of a line beginning at a point 33° 55.5678’ N - 78° 13.8043’ W on the south shore of Spring Creek near the mouth, running easterly to a point 33° 55.4621’N - 78° 13.1714’ W near the northern tip of Sheep Island, thence running southeasterly to a point 33° 55.2284’N - 78° 12.7791’ W near the northwest point of Horse Island, to include a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway north of Horse and Sheep Islands.

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.

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: Queens Creek, Bogue Sound, a portion of North River, Whitehurst Creek, Oyster Creek, Brett Bay, and Nelson Bay.

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

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September 6, 2017
12:15 P.M.
PA-87-2017

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