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 effective at sunrise, Friday, June 28, 2013, this proclamation supersedes all proclamations affecting permanently closed shellfish harvesting areas and brings together in one document all areas which remain closed to shellfish harvesting:
No person shall take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted areas:
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. The Division of Marine Fisheries will mark the areas to be closed with signs insofar as may be practicable. No unauthorized removal or relocation of any such sign shall have the effect of changing the areas closed, nor shall any such sign affect the applicability of any proclamation or portion thereof. Where there is conflict between signs and maps, maps shall prevail.
D. Hatched areas on the attached maps indicate areas closed to shellfishing.
E. Maps of open and closed shellfish harvesting areas can be found at the Web site: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/shellfish-closure-maps
June 27, 2013