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SF-3-2016

PROCLAMATION

RE: 2015-2016 OYSTER SEASON CLOSURE- BRUNSWICK COUNTY


Jim Kelley, Acting Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that the oyster harvest season WILL CLOSE as indicated in the following areas:

I. BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Harvest of oysters will close effective at sunset, Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

II. GENERAL INFORMATION:

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C. General Statutes 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 .0201.

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

C. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) all persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

D. In accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03K .0201 the oyster season for all other counties with the exception of Brunswick County will close at sunset on March 31, 2016, unless closed earlier by proclamation.

E. 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.

F. The intent of this proclamation is to manage the commercial and recreational oyster fishery in accordance with the N.C. Oyster Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2.

G. Contact N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632 for more information or visit the division website at www.ncmarinefisheries.net

H. This proclamation closes the oyster hand harvest in Brunswick County, sunset Tuesday, March 15, 2016. This closure is two weeks prior to closure of the remainder of the state.

March 7, 2016
8:30 A.M.
SF-3-2016

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

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