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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation SF-07-2013

Marine Fisheries

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II. AREA RESTRICTIONS
Properly licensed persons may take or possess no more than ten (10) bushels of oysters per fishing operation per day in the following areas regardless of the number of persons or vessels involved:

A. Wysocking Bay - northwest of a line beginning at a point 35° 22.9684' N 76° 03.7129' W on Benson Point, running northeasterly to a point 35° 24.6895' N 76° 01.3155' W on Long Point;

B. East Bluff Bay – northwest of a line beginning at a point 35° 19.5333’ N - 76° 09.3333’ W on Bluff Point; running northeasterly to a point 35° 21. 2784’ N - 76° 06. 7572’ W on North Bluff Point;

C. West Bluff Bay – north of a line beginning at a point 35° 20.3413’ N - 76° 12.3378’ W on the east shore of Cunning Harbor; running easterly to a point 35° 19.5333’ N - 76° 09.3333’ W on Bluff Point;

D. Juniper Bay Cunning Harbor north of a line beginning at a point 35° 20.6217' N 76° 15.5447' W on the west shore of Juniper Bay, running easterly to a point 35° 20.4372' N - 76° 13.2697' W; running easterly to a point 35° 20.3413' N 76° 12.3378' W on the east shore of Cunning Harbor;

E. Swanquarter Bay north of a line beginning at a point 35° 20.9500' N – 76° 20.6409' W at The Narrows, running easterly to a point 35° 21.5959' N 76° 18.3580' W on the east shore;

F. Deep Cove The Narrows north and east of a line beginning at a point 35° 20.9790' N 76° 23.8577' W on the west shore; running southeasterly to a point 35° 20.5321' N 76° 22.7869' W on Swanquarter Island, and west of a line at The Narrows beginning at a point 35° 20.9500' N 76° 20.6409' W on the north shore, running southerly to a point 35° 20.7025' N 76° 20.5620' W on Swanquarter Island;

G. Rose Bay north of a line beginning at a point 35° 23.3404' N 76° 26.2491' W on Long Point, running southeasterly to a point 35° 22.4891' N 76° 25.2012' W on Drum Point;

H. Spencer Bay – northwest of a line beginning at a point 35° 22.3866' N 76° 27.9225' W on Roos Point, running northeasterly to a point 35° 23.3404' N 76° 26.2491' W on Long Point;
I.Jones Bay west of a line beginning at a point 35° 13.4968' N 76° 31.1040' W on Mink Trap Point; running southerly to a point 35° 12.3253' N 76° 31.2767' W on Boar Point;

J. Slade Creek - east of a line beginning at a point 35° 27.8879' N 76° 32.9906' W on the west shore; running southeasterly to a point 35° 27.6510' N 76° 32.7361' W on the east shore;

K. Scranton Creek - south and east of a line beginning at a point 35° 30.6810' N 76° 28.3435' W on the west shore; running easterly to a point 35° 30.7075' N 76° 28.6766' W on the east shore;

L. Pungo Creek - west of a line beginning at a point 35° 30.7633' N 76° 38.2831' W on Persimmon Tree Point; running southwesterly to a point 35° 31.1546' N 76° 37.7590' W on Windmill Point;

M. South Creek - west of a line beginning at a point 35° 21.7385' N 76° 41.5907' W on Hickory Point; running southerly to a point 35° 20.7534' N 76° 41.7870' W on Fork Point;

N. Bond Creek/Muddy Creek - south of a line beginning 35° 20.7534' N 76° 41.7870' W on Fork Point; running southeasterly to a point 35° 20.5632' N 76° 41.4645' W on Gum Point;

O. Goose Creek – south of a line beginning at a point 35° 19.7932’ N - 76° 37.5347’ W on the north shore of Lower Spring Creek; running easterly to a point 35° 19.8667’ N - 76°35.9333’ W on Fulford Point;

P. Bay River – west of a line beginning at a point 35° 11.0333’ N - 76° 31.5666’ W on Bay Point; running southerly to a point 35° 09.0333’ N - 76° 32.1500’ W on Maw Point;

Q. Adams Creek – south of a line beginning at a point 34° 57.3104’ N - 76° 41.1292’ W on the north shore of Godfrey Creek; running westerly to a point 34° 57.5226’ N - 76° 40. 5630’ W on the east shore;

R. South River – southeast of a line beginning at a point 34° 58.6524’ N - 76° 35. 4240’ W; running northeasterly to a point 34° 59.1936’ N - 76° 34.7657’ W on the west shore of Horton Bay;

S. West Bay – south of a line beginning at a point 35° 01.5700’ N - 76° 25.2850’ W on Newstump Point; running westerly to a point 35° 01.8982’ N - 76° 21.7135’ W on Point of Grass.

T. In the Mechanical Methods Prohibited areas specified in 15A NCAC 03R .0108 (1) and (2) (a), (b), (c), and (d).

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 3H .0103, 3K .0201, 3K .0202 and 3K .0205. N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 3K Sections .0100 et seq. and .0200 et seq. specify conditions, restrictions and authority granted to the Fisheries Director for management of oyster stocks.
 
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 3H .0103.

C. N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 3K .0102 prohibits the taking of oysters with rakes more than 12 inches wide or weighing more than six pounds.

D. N.C Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 3K .0207 exempts permitted aquaculture operations from bag and size limit restrictions.

E. N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 3K .0209 prohibits the taking of oysters from oyster sanctuaries designated in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 3R .0117.

F. Maps are provided to aid in the identification of the specified harvest areas. Maps do NOT supersede existing rules or supersede proclamations closing areas to harvest by reason of pollution. Polluted Area maps can be found at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/shellfish-closure-maps.

October 3, 2013
2:00 P.M.
SF-7-2013

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