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PA-94-2013

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 change in shellfish harvesting area will take effect at sunrise, Friday, August 23, 2013.

All those waters in New Hanover County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the July 30, 2013, temporary closure:


The following remains closed:

BRUNSWICK / CARTERET COUNTIES

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

Newport River –  All those waters in Newport River north and east of a line beginning on the southwest tip of Core Creek; running easterly to IWW Beacon “24”; running southeasterly following the Intracoastal Waterway to IWW Beacon “28”; running southwesterly following the Intracoastal Waterway to IWW Beacon “34”; running southwesterly following the Intracoastal Waterway to IWW Beacon “38”; running southerly following the Intracoastal Waterway to the Morehead High Rise Bridge; to include Core Creek, the eastern part of Newport River, and the Causeway Bays.

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.

Nelson Bay - All those waters in Nelson Bay upstream of a line from Drum Point to the northern tip of Fulchers 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 proclamation returns the following area to normal closure boundaries:  Hewletts Creek area

D. This reopening is due to sufficient time being elapsed to reduce pathogens that might have been present to acceptable levels.

August 22, 2013
1:00 P.M.
PA-94-2013

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

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