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, Sunday, October 23, 2011:
All those waters in Pender, Onslow and Carteret Counties will return to the status in existence immediately prior to the October 19, and October 20, 2011 temporary closures except the following which will remain closed:
ONSLOW AND CARTERET COUNTIES
Freeman Creek - All those waters in Freeman Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
Bear Creek - All those waters in Bear Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
Queens Creek - All those waters in Queens Creek upstream of a straight line across the mouth.
White Oak River - All those waters in White Oak River upstream of the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro.
Tar Landing Bay / Bogue Sound - All those waters from the permanent prohibited area closure line at Fort Macon to the Emerald Isle High Rise Bridge. This includes Tar Landing Bay, Bogue Sound and all other tributaries within the described area.
Newport River - All those waters in Newport River upstream of the Highway 70 High Rise Bridge and Morehead-Beaufort Causeway, to include all tributaries and Core Creek.
All those waters bordered on the east and south by a line beginning at Hall Point near Atlantic, thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #20 in Core Sound, thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #27 in Core Sound, thence in a straight line to Fl. Beacon #37 in Core Sound, thence in a straight line to Shell Point on Harkers Island, thence following the shoreline to the western tip of Harkers Island, thence in a straight line to the Beaufort permanent closure line near Channel Marker #56B, thence in a straight line to the eastern tip of Carrot Island; to include North River, The Straits, Whitehurst Creek, Sleepy Creek, Jarrett Bay, Oyster Creek, Brett Bay, and Nelson Bay.
West Bay / Long Bay / West Thorofare Bay / North Bay – All those waters south of a line beginning at Point of Marsh; thence in a straight line to a point on the northwestern shore of North Bay near Point of Grass, to include West Bay, Long Bay, West Thorofare Bay and North Bay.
Turnagain Bay - All those waters in Turnagain Bay upstream of a line across the mouth.
South River - All those waters in South River upstream of a line across the mouth.
The following also remains closed:
BRUNSWICK / HYDE / DARE COUNTIES
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.
All those waters 200 yards offshore between the north side of Ocracoke Inlet and the south side of Oregon Inlet.
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 Swan Point and the Surf City Bridge, the IWW between Sallier's Bay and the Emerald Isle High Rise Bridge, Thorofare Bay, Rumley Bay and Cedar Island Bay.
D. These reopenings are due to satisfactory bacteriological sampling results.
October 22, 2011
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