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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PA-63-2011

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PA-63-2011

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 change in shellfish harvesting areas will take effect at sunrise, Saturday, September 10, 2011.

All those waters in New Hanover, Carteret, Pamlico, Beaufort and Hyde Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 29, 2011, temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:

CARTERET / PAMLICO / HYDE / DARE COUNTIES

All those waters from the IWW to the mainland between IWW Beacon #58 near Bear Creek in Onslow County and the Emerald Isle High-rise Bridge in Carteret County, to include Bear Creek, Queens Creek, White Oak River, and all other creeks and tributaries within said boundaries.

All those waters south and west of a line beginning at a point on the eastern end of Sow Island Point on the north shore of Jones Bay; thence in a straight line to the northeastern end of Maw Point near the mouth of Bay River; thence in a straight line to the north end of Point of Marsh; thence in a straight line to a point on the northwestern shore of North Bay; to include all of Jones Bay, Bay River, Neuse River, West Bay, North Bay and all other tributaries within said boundaries.

All those waters 200 yards offshore of the sound side of Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands, between the north side of Ocracoke Inlet and the south side of Oregon Inlet.

All those waters north of a straight line from a point on the southern end of Oregon Inlet thence across Pamlico Sound to Roanoke Marshes Point, to include Croatan Sound, Roanoke Sound and Albemarle Sound.

The following also remains closed:

BRUNSWICK and ONSLOW COUNTIES


All those waters between Beacon #89 near Ocean Isle Beach and the South Carolina State Line.

All those waters from the IWW to the mainland between IWW Beacon #58 near Bear Creek in Onslow County and the Emerald Isle High-rise Bridge in Carteret County, to include Bear Creek, Queens Creek, White Oak River, and all other creeks and tributaries 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. This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries: All those waters between IWW Beacon #154 near Carolina Beach Inlet and IWW Beacon #134 near Hewletts Creek, North River, Pamlico River, Pungo River, Spencer Bay, Rose Bay, Swanquarter Bay, Juniper Bay, West Bluff Bay, East Bluff Bay, Wysocking Bay, Long Shoal River, and a portion of Pamlico Sound.

D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results. 

September 9, 2011
1:50 P.M.
PA-63-2011

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • (252) 726-7021 or 1-800-682-2632

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