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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation SH-06-2017

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II. AREAS – All primary, permanent secondary and special secondary nursery areas and trawl nets prohibited areas in the waterbodies listed below are closed to the taking of shrimp with seines and cast nets except as noted in Section III. G. below and, for special secondary nursery areas, until the areas are opened to trawling in accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03N .0105.

A. Carteret/Onslow County
1. Bogue Inlet Channel – as shown on the attached map (Map 1)
2. Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) from Bogue Inlet to Marker 45 at Swansboro – main channel only (Map 1)
3. Intracoastal Waterway from Marker 45 at Swansboro to Marker 63 south of Browns Inlet – as shown on the attached maps (Maps 1 and 2)
4. West Channel - (Island Channel) - main channel only from Buoy 47A to IWW Marker 45B (Map 1)
5. White Oak River – south of a line beginning at a point 34° 43.3425’N – 77° 07.2209’W on the west side of the river; running northerly to a point 34° 43.6445’N – 77° 07.3177’W above Cahoon Slough; running easterly to a point 34° 43.5588’N – 77°06.6206’W at Hancock Point. (Map 1)
6. Queens Creek - from the IWW to NC1509 Bridge. (Map 1 and 2)
7. Bear Creek - from the IWW to Willis Landing. (Map 2)
8. West Channel - main channel only from Marker 48 to Bogue Inlet. (Map 1)
9. Banks Channel - main channel only from Bogue Inlet to Bear Inlet. (Maps 1 and 2)
10. Saunders Creek (Sanders Creek) - main channel only from Marker 55 to Bear Inlet. (Map 2)
11. Bear Creek - from the IWW to Bear Inlet. (Map 2)
12. Muddy Creek - main channel only, from Bear Creek to Saunders Creek. (Map 2)
13. Shacklefoot Channel - from Marker 59 to Bear Inlet including the area known locally as the "Horseshoe." (Map 2)
14. Uniflite Boat Basin - dredged portion only, from IWW near Marker 55 to the upstream end of the dredged portion. (Map2)
15. Browns Inlet area - main channels only, from Markers 61 and 63 to the Inlet. (Map 2)
16. Intracoastal Waterway from Marker 63 south of Browns Inlet to Marker 17 north of the Highway 210 Bridge – main channel only (Maps 2 and 3).
17. A. New River - from the N.C. Highway 172 Bridge upstream to a line running from Grey Point 34° 37.5833' N - 77° 22.3833' W, to a point on the east shore at 34° 37 .1333'N - 77° 21.6333' W. That area west of a line beginning at a point near Stones Landing 34° 36.2043’ N - 77° 26.3166' W, then following the danger area line for the Stone’s Bay Rifle Range to a point on the east shore, 34° 37.0579' N - 77° 26.1124' W. All tributaries downstream of Grey Point will remain closed. (Map 3).
B. New River - the area downstream from the Highway 172 Bridge bounded on the north by a line beginning at a point 34° 34.9392' N – 77° 23.9004' W near Pollocks Point; running southeasterly to a point 34° 34.2552' N – 77° 21.6588' W on Wilkins Bluff; running southwesterly to a point 34° 33.9660' N – 77° 21.9054' W at navigation channel Marker 17; and bounded on the south by a line beginning at a point 34° 34.6824' N – 77° 23.9604' W on the Highway 172 Bridge fender; running easterly to a point 34° 34.6572' N – 77° 23.7822' W on Ferry Point; running southeasterly to a point 34° 34.1430' N – 77° 23.1120' W on Poverty Point; running southeasterly to a point 34° 33.6900' N – 77° 22.5144' W on Hall Point; running northeasterly to a point 34° 33.9660' N – 77° 21.9054' W at navigation channel Marker 17. (Map 3)
18. New River: Intracoastal Waterway - From the navigation channel Marker 17 to the Intracoastal Waterway Marker #72A, only within 60 feet width of the marked and maintained navigation channel. (Map 3)
19. New River Inlet - from Marker 72A to New River Inlet except all tributaries will remain closed. (Map 3)
20. Intracoastal Waterway from Marker 17 to the Highway 210 Bridge at North Topsail – main channel only. (Map 3)
21. Intracoastal Waterway from Marker 49 south to the Highway 50 Bridge at Surf City – IWW channel and 100 feet on either side (waterbodies are in both Pender and Onslow Counties). (Map 4)
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