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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-94-2014

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PA-94-2014

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 changes in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

All those waters in Brunswick and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to August 19, September 8, September 9, and September 13, 2014, temporary closures, except the following which will remain closed:

BRUNSWICK / CARTERET COUNTIES

All those waters – All those waters between IWW Marker "89" and the South Carolina Line, to include the Tubbs Inlet area.

All those waters bordered on the southwest by a line beginning at a point on the mainland; running southeasterly through FL Beacon “59” following the western shoreline of Shacklefoot Channel to a point on Browns Island; and bordered on the northeast by the Emerald Isle Bridge, to include Bear Creek, Sanders Creek, Cow Channel, Queens Creek, White Oak River, West Channel and Bogue Inlet.

All those waters In Bogue Sound from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between the Emerald Isle Bridge and Beacon “23” near Gales Creek, to include Deer Creek, Hunting Island Bay, Goose Creek, Sanders Creek, and Broad Creek.

Hoop Pole Creek - All those waters in the Hoop Pole Creek area upstream of a line beginning on a point of marsh at 34°42.4519’ N -76°45.1967’ W; running southeasterly across the bay to a point of marsh at 34°42.4429’ N -76°45.1829’ W; running southeasterly following the shoreline to a point at 34°42.4069’ N -76°45.1285’ W; running southeasterly across the creek to a point 34°42.3984’ N -76°45.1098’ W on the eastern shore.

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.

Jarrett Bay - All those waters in Jarrett Bay upstream of a line beginning at a point on the east shore of Spit Bay; thence in a straight line to the northern tip of Davis Island; then in a straight line to the "Chimney" near Jump Run Creek.

The following also remains closed:

NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW COUNTIES

All those waters between Snows Cut and the Figure Eight Island Bridge, to include Myrtle Grove Sound, Masonboro Sound, and a portion of Middle Sound.

All those waters, from the IWW to the mainland, between the Figure Eight Island Bridge and the Surf City Bridge.

All those waters bordered on the northeast by a straight line from Swan Point through ICWW 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 bordered on the southwest by a line beginning at a point on the mainland; running southeasterly through FL Beacon “59” following the western shoreline of Shacklefoot Channel to a point on Browns Island; and bordered on the northeast by the Emerald Isle Bridge, to include Bear Creek, Sanders Creek, Cow Channel, Queens Creek, White Oak River, West Channel and Bogue Inlet.

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: a portion of the IWW near Shallotte Inlet, Lockwoods Folly River; a portion of Bogue Sound, North River, Sleepy Creek, and a portion of Jarrett Bay.

D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
September 16, 2014
1:00 PM
PA-94-2014

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

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