IV. New Hanover County
A. Intracoastal Waterway Channel only - from the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge to Marker #163 at Snows Cut. (Maps 5 & 6)
B. Mason Channel - main channel only, from the ICWW opposite the mouth of Page's Creek to Mason Inlet. (Map 5)
C. Carolina Beach Boat Basin - from ICWW Marker #161 to the municipal docks (Map 6).
D. Stokley's Cut - (Old Moores Inlet Channel) - from the ICWW near Marker #125 to Old Moore Inlet, including the dredged basin. All tributaries to the channel and the basin will remain closed. (Map 5)
E. Lee's Cut (Spring Landing Channel) - from the Intracoastal Waterway to U.S. Highway 74 Bridge at Banks Channel, including the area known locally as "The Lagoon". All tributaries to the channel and lagoon will remain closed. (Map 5)
F. Banks Channel - from U.S. Highway #74 Bridge to Masonboro Inlet. (Map 5)
G. Mott Channel - from the ICWW near Marker #127 to Banks Channel, including the area known locally as the "The Borrow Pit" or "The Everett Hole" located adjacent to Mott Channel from Marker #22 to near Marker #26. (Map 5)
V. Brunswick County
A. Cape Fear River - all waters south of a line beginning at a point on the west shore 34° 04.6040’N –77° 56.4780’ W; running easterly to a point on the east shore 34° 04.7920’N – 77°55.4740’W. (Maps 6 & 7)
Those areas south of a line beginning at a point on the south side of the Spoil Island at the intersection of the ICWW and the Cape Fear River Ship Channel at 34° 01.5780' N – 77° 56.0010' W, running easterly to a point on the east shore of the Cape Fear River 34° 01.7230' N – 77° 55.0101' W including those areas south of the area opened and east of the ICWW known as "Dow Chemical Bay: and "Radar Dome Bay," will remain closed.
B. Elizabeth River - main channel only, including Lower Dutchman Creek from the ICWW to the Cape Fear River. All tributaries of Elizabeth River and Dutchman Creek, that portion of Elizabeth River west of the ICWW Marker #7, and that portion of Dutchman Creek north of the ICWW will remain closed. (Map 7)
C. Intracoastal Waterway Channel (ICWW) only - from Marker #1 (Southport) to the South Carolina State Line. (Maps 7, 8, 9 & 10)
D. Eastern Channel (Montgomery Slough) - main channel only, from Blue Water Point Marina to Lockwoods Folly Inlet including the channel from ICWW Marker #36 to Blue Water Point Marina. (Map 8)
E. Lockwoods Folly River Inlet Channel - from the ICWW to the Atlantic Ocean. (Map 8)
F. Shallotte River Inlet - from the ICWW Marker #75 to the Atlantic Ocean. (Map 9)
G. Jinks Creek – from the ICWW to Tubb’s Inlet. (Map 10)
H. Bonaparte Creek - main channel only from the ICWW Marker #111 to Little River Inlet. (Map 10)
VI. 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 Rules 15A NCAC 3H .0103; 3L .0101 and .0202.
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 Rule 15A NCAC 3H .0103.
C. Shellfish Management Areas which have been designated by proclamation are closed to the use of trawl nets, long haul seines, and swipe nets.
D. Hatched areas on the attached maps indicate those areas closed to shrimping and crab trawling.
E. All other rivers, bays, creeks, and tributaries of those areas opened to trawling will remain closed.
F. In accordance with the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan, no otter trawls are allowed upstream of the Highway 172 Bridge over New River.
G. The Division of Marine Fisheries will mark the areas to be opened with signs insofar as may be practicable. No unauthorized removal or relocation of any such sign shall have the effect of changing the area opened, nor shall any such unauthorized removal or relocation or the absence of any sign affect the applicability of any proclamation pertaining to any such body of water or portion thereof. Where there is conflict between signs and maps, maps shall prevail.
April 26, 2013