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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-30-2011

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PA-30-2011

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 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 area in Carteret County that was opened to shellfish harvesting on a temporary basis shall return to the status in existence immediately prior to the May 12, 2011 temporary opening:

CARTERET COUNTY

Bogue Sound Area – All those waters in the Bogue Sound closed area between Intracoastal Waterway Channel Markers #14 and #19 with the exception of all those waters in Gull Harbor and within 275 feet from the last dockage area, all those waters in Soundview canals and within 325 feet of the last dockage area, all those waters in Jumping Run Creek and within 275 feet of the last dockage area, and all other tributaries, creeks and canals from the mouth upstream within said boundaries.

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. It should be noted that leases closed on or after APRIL 1, 2011 to allow relaying of shellfish from closed areas, remain closed.

D. This closure is due to rainfall exceeding management plan criteria.

May 14, 2011
9:30 a.m.
PA-30-2011

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

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