RE: 2013-14 OYSTER SEASON CLOSURE
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that the hand oyster harvest season WILL CLOSE as indicated in the following areas:
I. BRUNSWICK COUNTY
Hand harvest of oysters will close effective at sunset, Saturday, March 15, 2014.
II. ALL OTHER COASTAL WATERS
Hand harvest of oysters from public bottom will close effective at sunset, Monday, March 31, 2014.
III. 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, 03K .0201, 03K .0202, and 03K .0205.
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Fisheries Commission Rule15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. Oysters marketed from private beds during closed oyster season must be accompanied by a certification form as required by N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03K .0205.
March 5, 2014