RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Laura Gerald, M.D., M.P.H., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following change in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Saturday, November 3, 2012:
All those waters in Pender and Onslow Counties that were temporarily closed will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the October 28, 2012, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
PENDER / ONSLOW COUNTY
All those waters between IWW Marker “15” near Chadwick Bay and the Surf City Bridge, to include Stump Sound and Alligator Bay.
The following areas also remain closed:
CARTERET / HYDE / DARE COUNTIES
All those waters in Bogue Sound, from the IWW to the mainland, between IWW Marker “32” and IWW Marker “30”, to include Sanders Creek.
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 upstream of a line across the River beginning at the Oyster House on the west shore; thence in a straight line to the north shore of the mouth of Ward Creek.
Ward Creek - All those waters in Ward Creek upstream of a line beginning at a point on the north shore at 34° 46.2667' N - 76° 35.4933' W, running southerly to a point on the south shore at 34° 45.4517' N - 76° 35.1767' W. (Ward Creek DMF Shrimp Line).
Whitehurst Creek – All those waters in Whitehurst Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
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 a point on the Marshallberg shoreline.
Brett Bay – All those waters in Brett Bay upstream of a straight line from Piney Point to King Point.
West Bay – All those waters in West Bay upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
Turnagain Bay – All those waters in Turnagain Bay upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
South River – All those waters in South River upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
All those waters 200 yards offshore between the north side of Ocracoke Inlet and the south side of Oregon Inlet.
All those waters north and west of a line beginning at Long Shoal Point thence in a straight line to Long Point; thence in a straight line to the northernmost tip of Hog Island; thence in a straight line to Bluff Point; thence in a straight line to Juniper Bay Point on the east shore of Juniper Bay; thence in a straight line to the southernmost point of Great Island Marsh; thence in a straight line
to Shell Point on the west shore of Swanquarter Bay; thence in a straight line to Willow Point near Abel Bay; to include all of Spencer Bay, Rose Bay, Swanquarter Bay, Juniper Bay, West Bluff Bay, East Bluff Bay, Wysocking Bay, Long Shoal River and all other tributaries within said boundaries.
All those waters north of a straight line from a point on the southern end of Oregon Inlet thence across Pamlico Sound to Long Shoal Point; to include all of Stumpy Point Bay, Sandy Bay, Parched Corn Bay, Roanoke Sound, Croatan Sound, Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound and all other tributaries within said boundaries.
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 proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: Topsail Sound and Chadwick Bay.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
November 2, 2012
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