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, Wednesday, February 16, 2011.
All those waters in Onslow and Carteret counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the February 5, 2011 temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
ONLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
Bear Creek – All those waters in Bear Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
Queens Creek – All those waters in Queens Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
White Oak River - All those waters in the White Oak River north of a line beginning at a point 34° 41.9497' N -77° 06.9846' W on the west shore, running easterly near the northern tip of Jones Island, to a point 34° 41.9395' N -77° 05.6599' W on the east shore (PA-13-2011 Map).
Newport River - All those waters upstream of a line beginning near Penn Point on the south shore at a point 34° 45.6960' N - 76° 43.5180' W running NE to a point on the north shore near Hardesty Farms subdivision 34° 46.5733' N - 76° 42.6350' W (DMF Shrimp Line).
February 15, 2011