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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation SH-06-2017

Marine Fisheries

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B. Pender County
1. Intracoastal Waterway from Highway 50 Bridge at Surf City to Marker 105 at Greens Channel – main channel only. (Maps 4 and 5) except from;
a. Sloop Point Area of the IWW from the Highway 50 Bridge at Surf City to Marker 93 - the IWW marked channel to 100 feet either side. All bays, creeks, and tributaries including dredged canaals will remain closed. (Map 4)
b. IWW from Marker 78 near Edens Landing to Sloop Point - an additional 100 feet on the northern side of the IWW from Marker 78 near Edens Landing to a point 34°24.7864’ N – 77°35.5833’ W at Sloop Point. All bays, creeks, and tributaries including dredged canals will remain closed. (Map 4)
2. Topsail Sound - from Marker 86 to New Topsail Inlet except all bays, creeks, and tributaries including dredged canals will remain closed. (Map 4)
3. Marker 98 Channel (Howards Channel) - main channel only, from Beacon 98 to New Topsail Inlet. (Map 5)
4. Green Channel - main channel only, from Marker 105 to Rich Inlet. (Map 5)
5. Nixon Channel - main channel only, from the IWW to Rich Inlet. (Map 5)
6. Butler Creek (Utleys Channel) - main channel only, from the IWW north of Marker 112 to Nixon Channel. (Map 5)
7. The area west of the Intracoastal Waterway Channel from Marker 93 near Sloop Point to Marker 105 at Greens Channel - the IWW channel except all bays, creeks, and tributaries, including dredged canals will remain closed. (Maps 4 and 5)
C. New Hanover County
1. Intracoastal Waterway from the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge to Marker 163 at Snows Cut – main channel only except from Marker 139 to Marker 146 which is closed. (Maps 5 and 6)
2. Mason Channel from the Intracoastal Waterway opposite the mouth of Pages Creek to Mason Inlet - main channel only. (Map 5)
3. Carolina Beach Boat Basin - from Marker 161 to the municipal docks. (Map 6)
4. Stokley Cut (Old Moores Inlet Channel) - from the IWW near Marker 125 to Old Moore Inlet, including the dredged basin except all tributaries to the channel and the basin will remain closed. (Map 5)
5. Lee's Cut (Spring Landing Channel) - from the IWW to US 74 Bridge at Banks Channel, including the area known locally as "The Lagoon" except all tributaries to the channel and lagoon will remain closed. (Map 5)
6. Banks Channel - from US 74 Bridge to Masonboro Inlet except all tributaries to the channel and lagoon will remain closed. (Map 5)
7. Mott Channel - from the IWW 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)
D. Brunswick County
1. Cape Fear River - all waters south of a line beginning at a point 34° 04.6040’ N – 77° 56.4780’ W on the west shore; running easterly to a point 34° 04.7920’N – 77°55.4740’W on the east shore except those areas south of a line beginning at a point 34° 01.5780' N – 77° 56.0010' W on the south side of the Spoil Island at the intersection of the IWW and the Cape Fear River Ship Channel, running easterly to a point 34° 01.7230' N – 77° 55.0101' W on the east shore of the Cape Fear River including those areas south of the area opened and east of the IWW known as "Dow Chemical Bay: and "Radar Dome Bay", will remain closed. (Maps 6 and 7)
2. Elizabeth River - main channel only, including Lower Dutchman Creek from the IWW to the Cape Fear River except all tributaries of Elizabeth River and Dutchman Creek, that portion of Elizabeth River west of the Marker 7, and that portion of Dutchman Creek north of the IWW will remain closed. (Map 7)
3. Intracoastal Waterway Channel only - from Marker 1 near Southport to Sunset Beach Bridge (Maps 7-10)
4. Eastern Channel (Montgomery Slough) - main channel only, from Blue Water Point Marina to Lockwoods Folly Inlet including the channel from Marker 36 to Blue Water Point Marina (Map 8)
5. Lockwood Folly River Inlet Channel - from the IWW to the Atlantic Ocean (Map 8)
6. Shallotte River Inlet - from the Marker 75 to the Atlantic Ocean (Map 9)
7. Jinks Creek– from the IWW to Tubbs Inlet (Map 10)
8. Bonaparte Creek - main channel only from the Marker 111 to Little River Inlet (Map 10)
E. Atlantic Ocean
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