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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-2-2011

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PA-2-2011

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA

Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Jeffrey P. Engel, M.D., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following change in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Saturday, January 22, 2011.

All those waters in Onslow and Carteret counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the January 18, 2011 temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:

ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES

Queens Creek – All those waters in Queens Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

Bear Creek – All those waters in Bear Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

White Oak River – All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.

Broad Creek area – All those waters from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between Fl. Beacon #25 and IWW Marker #27.

Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and Morehead-Beaufort Causeway, to include all tributaries and Core Creek.

North River - All those waters in North River upstream of a straight line beginning at a point at the permanent closure line near Channel Marker #56B to the mainland side of the Harker’s Island Bridge at The Straits.

Whitehurst Creek - All those waters in Whitehurst Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

Sleepy Creek – All those waters in Sleepy Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

Jarrett Bay – All those waters upstream of a line beginning at a point on the east shore of Spit Bay; thence in a straight line to the southern end of Davis Island; thence in a straight line through Flashing Beacon #36; thence in a straight line to the southeast end of Bells Island; thence in a straight line to a point on the Marshallberg shoreline.

Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

Brett Bay - All those waters in Brett Bay upstream of a straight line across the mouth.

Nelson Bay - All those waters in Nelson Bay upstream of a line from Drum Point to the northern tip of Fulchers Creek.

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 03H .0103 and 03K .0101.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the N.C. Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: Freeman Creek, a portion of Bogue Sound, the Straits, Core Sound, Thorofare Bay, Rumley Bay, Cedar Island Bay, and West Bay/Long Bay.

D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.

January 21, 2011
10:29 A.M.
PA-2-2011

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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