RE: SHELLFISH POLLUTED AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, upon the recommendation of Jeffrey P. Engel, M.D., M.P.H., State Health Director, Department of Health and Human Services, hereby announces that the following shellfish area closure will take effect immediately:
No person shall take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted area:
The following change is a closure to shellfish harvesting:
NEWPORT RIVER AREA (E-4) – Map 30
a) Russell Creek – All those waters upstream of a line beginning at a point 34º 45.5565' N -76º 39.8862' W on the north shore, running southeasterly to a point 34º 45.4718' N -76º 39.8096' W on the south shore, to include all of Russell Creek.
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 amends N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation PA-PC-2006, (30) (h) and Map 30. This proclamation closes approximately 5 acres.
D. This closure is due to a recent sanitary survey in the Newport River area of Carteret County,
March 18, 2011
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