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, Saturday, September 3, 2011.
All those waters in Brunswick, New Hanover, Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 29, 2011, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
BRUNSWICK / NEW HANOVER / PENDER / ONSLOW / CARTERET / PAMLICO / BEAUFORT / HYDE / DARE COUNTIES
All those waters between Beacon #89 near Ocean Isle Beach and the South Carolina State Line.
All those waters bordered on the northeast by the Onslow Beach Bridge and bordered on the south by Snows Cut to include Myrtle Grove Sound, Topsail Sound, Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, Chadwick Bay, New River, and all other creeks and tributaries within said boundaries.
Queens Creek – All those waters in Queens Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
North River - All those waters in North River upstream of a line across the River beginning at the Oyster House on the west shore; thence in a straight line to the north shore of the mouth of Ward Creek.
Oyster Creek - All those waters in Oyster Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
All those waters bordered on the south and east by a line beginning at Hog Island Point; running northeasterly to a point 34° 59.5027’ N -76° 12.3204’ W in Wainwright Channel immediately east of the northern tip of Wainwright Island; thence following the shrimp line northerly to a point 35° 00.2728’ N -76° 12.1903’ W near Beacon “2CS”; running northeasterly to a point 35° 01.4985’ N -76° 11.4353’ W near Beacon “HL”; running northeasterly to a point 35° 07.1000 N -76° 06.9000’ W; running northeasterly to a point 35° 08.4523’ N -76° 02.6651’ W in Nine Foot Shoal Channel near Beacon “9”; running southeasterly to the southwest tip of Ocracoke Island; and bordered on the north by the Virginia State Line, to include West Bay, Turnagain Bay, South River, Adams Creek, Neuse River, Bay River, Pamlico River, Rose Bay, Swanquarter Bay, a portion of Pamlico Sound, Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands, Roanoke Sound, Croatan Sound, Albemarle Sound, Currituck Sound, and all other tributaries within said boundaries.
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: The IWW between Beacon #89 and Shallotte Inlet, Shallotte River, Lockwoods Folly River, Cape Fear River, Bear Creek, White Oak River, Newport River, a portion of North River, Wards Creek, the Straits, Whitehurst Creek, Sleepy Creek, Jarrett Bay, Brett Bay, Nelson Bay, Thorofare Bay, and Cedar Island Bay.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
September 2, 2011
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