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, October 1, 2011.
All those waters in Carteret County will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the September 25, and September 26, 2011 temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of a line across the river from Crab Point to the southern end of the west shore of Core Creek.
North River - All those waters upstream of a straight line beginning at a point on the northwest shore of Goose Bay thence in a straight line across the river near the old Fl. "Danger" Beacon; thence to a point at 34°44.4581’N - 76°3826’ W; on the shore south of Cow Pen Creek to include all of Ward Creek.
Whitehurst Creek - All those waters in Whitehurst Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
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 area to normal closure boundaries: A portion of Newport River, a portion of North River, Sleepy Creek and Nelson Bay.
D. This reopening is due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
September 30, 2011
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