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 temporary 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:
Lockwoods Folly River - All those waters north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33°55.7954’N - 78°13.3096’ W approximately midway between Genoes Point and Spring Creek; running southeasterly to a point 33°55.2284’N - 78°12.7791’ W near the northwest point of Horse Island, to include the open portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Water Way north of Horse Island.
The following also remain closed:
BRUNSWICK / CARTERET / PAMLICO / HYDE / DARE COUNTIES
All those waters between Beacon #89 near Ocean Isle Beach and the South Carolina State Line.
All those waters in Neuse River upstream of a line beginning at a point on 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, to include all of Neuse River, Broad Creek, Turnagain 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.
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 temporary closure is due to heavy rainfall and resultant runoff.
September 21, 2011
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