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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation SH-03-2013

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I. PAMLICO RIVER (Map 2)
1. Goose Creek - All tributaries will remain closed. (Map 2)
J. BAY RIVER - All tributaries will remain closed. (Map 6)

K. NEUSE RIVER – (Map 6)
1. Clubfoot Creek – north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34° 54.5424’ N – 76° 45.7252’ W, running easterly to the east shore 34° 54.4853’ N – 76° 45.4022’ W. (Map 6)
2. Adams Creek – All tributaries will remain closed. (Map 6)
3. South River – All tributaries will remain closed. (Map 6)
4. Turnagain Bay – north of the special secondary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0105 (3)(c) (Map 6)
L. CORE SOUND TRIBUTARIES - except those areas as shown on Maps 7 and 11.
1. Rumley Bay - southeast of a line beginning at a point 34° 55.7696’ N – 76° 17.7016’ W; running northeasterly to a point 34° 56.2526’ N – 76° 17.11788’ W. (Map 7)
2. Thorofare Bay - Barry Bay - southeast of a line beginning on Lookout Point at a point 34° 55 .4277’ N – 76° 17.8596’ W, running southwesterly to Hall Point 34° 54.3790’ N – 76° 18.8565’ W. (Map 7)
3. Nelson Bay - southeast of the special secondary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0105 (4) (c). (Map 7)
4. Oyster Creek – southeast of a line running across the mouth through Beacon #2. (Map 11)
5. Jarrett Bay – South of a line beginning on Davis Island 34° 45.4497’N - 76° 29.2512’W; running northwesterly to a point at the site of the Old Chimney 34° 45.5202’N - 76° 30.0661’W. (Map 11)
M. PAMLICO/CORE/BACK SOUNDS – (Maps 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 11)
1. Except that area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 43.7457' N 75° 30.7014' W on the south shore of Eagles Nest Bay on Pea Island; running westerly to a point 35° 42.9500' N 75° 34.1500' W; running southerly to a point 35° 39.3500' N – 75° 34.4000' W; running southeasterly to a point 35° 35.8931' N 75° 31.1514' W in Chicamacomico Channel near Beacon "ICC"; running southerly to a point 35° 28.5610' N 75° 31.5825' W on Gull Island; running southwesterly to a point 35° 22.8671' N 75° 33.5851' W in Avon Channel near Beacon "1"; running southwesterly to a point 35° 18.9603' N 75° 36.0817' W in Cape Channel near Beacon "2"; running westerly to a point 35° 16.7588' N 75° 44.2554' W in Rollinson Channel near Beacon "42RC"; running southwesterly to a point 35° 14.0337' N 75° 45.9643' W southwest of Oliver Reef near the quick-flashing beacon; running westerly to a point 35° 09.3650' N – 76° 00.6377' W in Big Foot Slough Channel near Beacon "14BF"; running southwesterly to a point 35° 08.4523' N – 76° 02.6651'W in Nine Foot Shoal Channel near Beacon "9"; running westerly to a point 35° 07.1000' N – 76° 06.9000' W; running southwesterly to a point 35° 01.4985' N – 76° 11.4353' W near Beacon "HL"; running southwesterly to a point 35° 00.2728' N 76° 12.1903' W near Beacon "2CS"; running southerly to a point 34° 59.5027' N – 76° 12.3204' W in Wainwright Channel immediately east of the northern tip of Wainwright Island; running easterly to a point 34° 58.6760'N – 76° 12.4164'W; running southerly to a point 34°56.6697'N – 76° 13.6052'W near Marker "15"; running southwesterly to a point 34° 54.1584'N – 76° 16.9016'W; running southwesterly to a point 34° 52.1484'N – 76° 19.2607'W; running southwesterly to a point 34° 51.0617'N – 76° 21.0449'W; running southwesterly to a point 34° 48.3137' N - 76° 24.3717' W; running southwesterly to a point 34° 46.3739' N – 76° 26.1526' W; running southwesterly to a point 34° 44.5795' N – 76° 27.5136' W; running southwesterly to a point 34° 43.4895' N – 76° 28.9411' W near Beacon "37A"; running southwesterly to a point 34° 40.4500' N – 76° 30.6833' W; running westerly to a point 34° 40.7061' N – 76° 31.5893' W near Beacon "35" in Back Sound; running westerly to a point 34° 41.3178' N - 76° 33.8092' W near Buoy "3"; running southwesterly to a point 34° 39.6601' N – 76° 34.4078' W on Shackleford Banks; running easterly and northeasterly along the shoreline and across Barden Inlet following the COLREGS Demarcation line; then running northerly along the shoreline across the inlets following the COLREGS Demarcation line up the Outer Banks to Eagles Nest Bay at the point of beginning.

2. Except in designated pot areas opened to the use of pots by N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03J .0301(a)(2) and described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0101(a)(5), (a)(6), (a)(7), (a)(8), and (a)(9) within an area bound by the shoreline to the depth of six feet.
N. BEAUFORT INLET AREA:
1. North River - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34° 46.0383’ N – 76° 37.0633’ W; running easterly to a point on the east shore 34° 46 .2667’ N – 76° 35.4933’ W. (Map 11)

2. Ward Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34° 46.2667’ N – 76° 35.4933 W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34° 45 .4517’ N – 76° 35.1767’ W. (Map 11)

3. Newport River - east of a line beginning near Penn Point on the south shore at a point 34 °45.6960’ N – 76° 43.5180’ W; running northeasterly to a point on the north shore near Hardesty Farms subdivision 34° 46.5733’ N – 76° 42.6350’ W. (Maps 10 & 11)

4. Core Creek – All tributaries will remain closed. (Maps 6 & 11)
O. Bogue Sound - except that area on the north side of the Intracoastal Waterway from Marker #7 to Guthrie Point and the area bounded by a line beginning at Intracoastal Waterway Marker #31; running southerly to a point on Long Island 34° 40.9000’ N – 76° 58.6666’ W; running southwesterly to a point on Long Marsh 34° 40.5408’ N – 77° 00.3804’ W; running northwesterly to a point 34° 41.1666’ N – 77° 00.7000’ W on the spoil island near Green Flasher #37; running in a northeasterly direction along the south side of the spoil islands to the point of beginning. Archers and Hoop Pole creeks, Pine Knoll Shores Canal, Coral Bay and Tar Landing Bay are closed to trawling across their mouths. (Map 10)
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