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 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 areas:
The following areas in Onslow and Carteret Counties that were opened to shellfish harvesting on a temporary basis shall return to the status in existence immediately prior to the May 11 and 25, 2011 and June 8, 2011 temporary openings:
ONSLOW / CARTERET COUNTIES
Queens Creek – All those waters in Queens Creek downstream from the Queens Creek Bridge.
Core Creek- All those waters in Core Creek between the Highway 101 High Rise Bridge and Fl Beacon “19” AND all those waters between the south end of the True World Marine dock and the Newport River.
North River – All those waters in North River above the North River Bridge up to a straight line beginning at a point on the west shore at 34° 48.3965’ N -76° 37.3219’ W; running easterly across the river to a point on the east shore at 34° 48.4727’ N -76° 37.0699’ W.
Davis Bay - All those waters in Davis Bay and Turner Creek north of a line beginning at a point on the west shore at 34° 43.0360’ N -76° 37.4466’ W; thence in an easterly direction across the channel to a point on marsh at 34° 43.2134’ N -76° 36.8888’ W.
June 20, 2011