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, September 22, 2011.
All those waters in Carteret, Pamlico, Hyde and Dare Counties return to the status in existence immediately prior to the August 29, 2011 temporary closures.
The following remains closed:
All those waters between Beacon #89 near Ocean Isle Beach and the South Carolina State Line.
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.
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: Neuse River, Turnagain Bay, Broad Creek, Ocracoke Island, Hatteras Island, Roanoke Sound, Croatan Sound, and Albemarle Sound.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results and sufficient time having elapsed to reduce pathogens that might have been present to acceptable levels.
September 21, 2011
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