RE: SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel, III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that the following Shellfish Management Areas will open to the taking of oysters and clams by hand or hand tongs effective at sunrise, Tuesday, October 15, 2013:
I. AREA DESCRIPTIONS
ALL SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREAS IN NEW RIVER AND ALLIGATOR BAY WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:
Alligator Bay (CF), Everett’s Bay, and Traps Bay Spoil Oyster Management Areas - The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s cultch/monitoring sites located on the southwest side of Trap’s Bay (attached Map #1), Alligator Bay and the northeast side of Everett’s Bay (attached Map #2) shall remained closedto the taking of clams and oysters. These areas are shown as the hatched area on the attached maps and GPS locations are listed below.
II. GENERAL INFORMATION
|34° 33.7179' N -77° 21.2955' W
||34° 30.1848' N -77° 24.9200' W
||34° 29.0566' N -77° 27.8512' W
|34° 33.7197' N - 77° 21.2563' W
||34° 30.1526' N - 77° 24.9073' W
||34° 29.0951' N - 77° 27.7320' W
|34° 33.6861' N -77° 21.2213' W
||34° 30.2487' N -77° 24.7168' W
||34° 28.9713' N -77° 27.8060' W
|34° 33.6738' N - 77° 21.2483' W
||34° 30.2180' N - 77° 24.7002' W
||34° 29.0277' N - 77° 27.6782' W
A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-182; 113-221; 143B-289.52 and implementing N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03K .0103.
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority per N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. This opening will take place only if these areas have been re-opened to shellfishing.
D. The Management Areas in New River and Alligator Bay will close to the taking of clams once oyster season closes in 2014.
October 3, 2013