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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation RS-06-2011

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RS-6-2011

PROCLAMATION

RE: RESEARCH SANCTUARY


Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 8:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 29, 2011, the following areas are declared a RESEARCH SANCTUARIES and ARE CLOSED to all fishing equipment:

I. AREA DESCRIPTION

CARTERET COUNTY

BACK SOUND


RS-6-1 - An area northwest of Middle Marsh. This area is approximately 4.0 acres in size and is delineated by four posts and signs as shown on the attached map.

The location of the four posts is as follows:

1.    34° 41.980’ N        76° 36.967’ W
2.    34° 41.965’ N        76° 36.936’ W
3.    34° 41.865’ N        76° 37.067’ W
4.    34° 41.880’ N        76° 37.095’ W

RS-6-2 - An area northwest of Middle Marsh. This area is approximately 6.7 acres in size and is delineated by four posts and signs as shown on the attached map.

The location of the four posts is as follows:

1.    34° 41.806’ N        76° 37.090’ W
2.    34° 41.773’ N        76° 37.067’ W
3.    34° 41.867’ N        76° 36.830’ W
4.    34° 41.890’ N        76° 36.880’ W

RS-6-3 – An area southwest of Middle Marsh. This area is approximately 9.2 acres in size and is delineated by four posts and signs as shown on the attached map.

The location of the four posts is as follows:

5.    34° 41.359’ N        76° 37.335’ W
6.    34° 41.339’ N        76° 37.332’ W
7.    34° 41.207’ N        76° 37.155’ W
8.    34° 41.263’ N        76° 37.077’ W

RS-6-4 – An area south of Middle Marsh. This area is approximately 6.6 acres in size and is delineated by four posts and signs as shown on the attached map.

The location of the four posts is as follows:

1.    34° 41.007’ N        76° 36.936’ W
2.    34° 40.930’ N        76° 36.853’ W
3.    34° 40.996’ N        76° 36.801’ W
4.    34° 41.063’ N        76° 36.868’ W

RS-6-5 – An area south of Middle Marsh. This area is approximately 4.4 acres in size and is delineated by four posts and signs as shown on the attached map.

The location of the four posts is as follows:

1.    34° 41.141’ N        76° 36.775’ W
2.    34° 41.145’ N        76° 36.723’ W
3.    34° 41.022’ N        76° 36.703’ W
4.    34° 41.020’ N        76° 36.763’ W

RS-6-6 – An area south of Middle Marsh. This area is approximately 3.8 acres in size and is delineated by four posts and signs as shown on the attached map.

The location of the four posts is as follows:

1.    34° 41.052’ N        76° 36.812’ W
2.    34° 41.085’ N        76° 36.798’ W
3.    34° 41.061’ N        76° 36.639’ W
4.    34° 41.038’ N        76° 36.646’ W

RS-6-7 An area south of Middle Marsh within 100 feet of a post at the coordinates listed below. This area is approximately 0.72 acre in size.
            34° 41.094’ N        76° 36.592’ W

II.    GENERAL INFORMATION:

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52; and N.C. Marine Fisheries Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03I .0109.

B. It is unlawful to violate provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. The sanctuary will be used by the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Science to conduct research on the optimal elevation for placing oyster reef substrate.

D. N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03I .0109, specifies that Research Sanctuaries are in effect for no more than one year, subject to renewal at the end of that year.

June 29, 2011
9:30 A.M.
RS-6-2011

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

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