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PA-88-2016

PROCLAMATION

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Braxton Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Randall Williams, M.D., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Sunday, August 7, 2016.

All those waters in New Hanover County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 3 and August 4, 2016, temporary closures except the following which remain closed:

NEW HANOVER COUNTY

All those waters between the permanent closure line at Snows Cut and the South Carolina State Line, to include Tubbs Inlet, Shallotte River, Lockwoods Folly River, Bald Head Island, and the Cape Fear River.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a line starting from the mainland running southerly through IWW Beacon "105" following the eastern shoreline of Green Channel to the southern tip of Hutaff Island near Rich's Inlet, and bordered on the southwest by the permanent closure line at Wrightsville Beach, to include Pages Creek and a portion of Middle Sound.

The following also remain closed:

BRUNSWICK / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters between the permanent closure line at Snows Cut and the South Carolina State Line, to include Tubbs Inlet, Shallotte River, Lockwoods Folly River, Bald Head Island, and the Cape Fear River.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a line starting from the mainland running southerly through IWW Beacon "105" following the eastern shoreline of Green Channel to the southern tip of Hutaff Island near Rich's Inlet, and bordered on the southwest by the permanent closure line at Wrightsville Beach, to include Pages Creek and a portion of Middle Sound.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through IWW Channel Marker #4 to the eastern tip of West Onslow Beach, (south shore of New River Inlet), and bordered on the southwest by the Surf City Bridge.

All those waters, IWW to the mainland between IWW Beacon "45" near Cedar Point and FL. Beacon "65A", located just west of Salliers Bay, near New River Inlet, to include Salliers Bay, Freeman Creek, Bear Creek, Queens Creek, and White Oak River.

Bogue Sound – All those waters, IWW to the mainland, in Bogue Sound between the Morehead City permanent closure line near 16th Street and IWW Beacon “5” near the Division of Marine Fisheries Boat Dock.

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.

Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster 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. 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 and Masonboro Sound.

E. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
August 6, 2016
9:30 A.M.
PA-88-2016

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

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