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, Thursday, July 7, 2011.
All those waters in Pender and Onslow Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the June 30, 2011, temporary closures.
The following remain closed:
NEW HANOVER AND CARTERET COUNTIES
All those waters between IWW Marker #134 near Whiskey Creek and the Figure Eight Island Bridge.
Ward Creek - All those waters in Ward Creek upstream of a line beginning at a point on the north shore at 34° 46.2667' N - 76° 35.4933' W, running southerly to a point on the south shore at 34° 45.4517' N - 76° 35.1767' W. (Ward Creek DMF Shrimp Line).
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 returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: All those waters between IWW Marker #65A, near Salliers Bay and the Surf City Bridge to include Stump Sound, Everett Bay, Alligator Bay, Chadwick Bay, and all of New River.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
July 6, 2011
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