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 shellfish area closures will take effect at sunrise on Friday, April 29, 2011 and remain closed until further notice:
I. BRUNSWICK COUNTY
1. The Crossrock Oyster Management Area and the “Jay” Rock OMA (also known as the lower Crossrock OMA) shown on the attached map.
2. That portion of the Galloway Flats Oyster Management Area shown on the attached map .
3. That portion of the Spring Branch Oyster Management Area shown on the attached map .
II. GENERAL INFORMATION
A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of the N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221(b); 143B-289.4 and N.C. Marine Fisheries Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 3K .0101.
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. This action is being taken in order to protect public health and is based on the relocation of polluted oysters into the Shellfish Management Area by the Division of Marine Fisheries. The above areas will remain closed until further notice.
D. The signs on the areas affected by this proclamation will be changed from orange "Oyster Management Area-closed to Clamming" signs to green "Closed Shellfishing Area.”
April 27, 2011
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