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 immediately:
No person will take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oyster, clams or mussels taken from the following polluted areas:
ALL COASTAL WATERS
A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-182; 113-221(e); 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 Fisheries Director under his delegated authority per 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. These temporary closures are due to adverse weather conditions associated with Hurricane Irene including excessive rainfall and coastal flooding.
August 29, 2011
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