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Marine Fisheries - Shellfish Closure Maps By County

Marine Fisheries

Shellfish Sanitation Maps by County

To access individual maps and descriptions for each shellfish harvesting area by county, either click on a region within the map below, or click here to view the list of maps.

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List of Shellfish Sanitation Maps by County

(Note: Counties are listed alphabetically, below. Permanent closures are indicated on the maps.)

Beaufort

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

16

G-1

Goose Creek / Pamlico River Area

15

G-2

Wright and Oyster Creeks Area

14

G-8

Pungo River Area

14

G-9

Pungo River Area

17

G-10

Pamlico River Area

17

G-11

Pamlico River entire area closed

18

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Bertie

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

2

I-11

Albemarle Sound Area / Chowan River Area (all closed)
Entire growing area closed to shellfish harvesting no map available.

2

1-12

Albemarle Sound Area / Chowan River Area (all closed)
Entire growing area closed to shellfish harvesting — no map available.

2

I-13

Albemarle Sound Area / Chowan River Area (all closed)
Entire growing area closed to shellfish harvesting no map available.

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Brunswick

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

50

A-1

Calabash Area

49

A-2

Shallotte River Area

48

A-3

Lockwoods Folly River Area

47

47

47

47

-

B-10

Cape Fear River / Brunswick River — entire area closed
Entire growing area closed to shellfish harvesting — no map available

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Camden

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

2

I-1

Albemarle Sound / North River Area

2

I-5

Albemarle Sound / Pasquotank River Area

2

I-15

Albemarle Sound Area
(Middle of Albemarle Sound)

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Carteret

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

35

D-3

White Oak River Area

34

D-4

Deer Creek Area

33

E-1

Bogue Sound Area / Broad Creek Area

32

E-2

31

E-3

Bogue Sound Area / Morehead City Area

30

E-4

Newport River Area

29

E-5

Beaufort Area

28

E-6

North River Area

27

E-7

Harkers Island Area

26

E-8

Core Sound Area / Jarrett Bay Area

25

E-9

Core Sound Area / Atlantic and Nelson Bay Area

24

F-2

Core Creek / Merrimon / South River Area

23

F-3

West Bay Area

23

F-4

Cedar Island Area

-

F-7

Pamlico Sound all open
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Pamlico Sound)

-

G-7

Pamlico Sound all open
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Pamlico Sound)

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Chowan

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

2

I-8

Albemarle Sound Area / Yeopim River Area

2

I-9

Albemarle Sound Area

2

I-10

Albemarle Sound Area

2

I-11

2

I-12

Albemarle Sound Area / Chowan River Area (all closed)

2

I-13

Albemarle Sound Area / Chowan River Area (all closed)

2

I-14

Albemarle Sound Area
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting. (Middle of Albemarle Sound)

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Craven

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

21

F-1

Neuse River Area / Clubfoot Creek Area

22

F-2

Core Creek / Merrimon / South River Area

21

F-8

Neuse River Area / New Bern Area (all closed)
Entire growing area closed to shellfish harvesting — no map available.

21

F-9

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Currituck

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

2

I-1

Albemarle Sound Area / North River Area

3

I-2

Albemarle Sound Area / Collington Area

2

I-15

Albemarle Sound Area
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Albemarle Sound)

1

I-16

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Dare

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

11

G-5

Englehard Area / Long Shoal River Area

-

G-7

Pamlico Sound - all open
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Pamlico Sound)

6

H-1

Roanoke Sound Area

5

H-2

Croatan Sound Area

10

H-3

8

H-4

Hatteras / Outer Banks Area

7

H-5

Outer Banks Area

 

H-6

Pamlico Sound Area (all open)
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Pamlico Sound)

3

I-1

Albemarle Sound Area / North River Area

4

I-2

Albemarle Sound Area / Collington Area

2

I-15

Albemarle Sound Area
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Albemarle Sound)

1

I-16

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Hyde

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

15

G-2

Wright and Oyster Creeks

13

G-3

Swanquarter Bay Area

12

G-4

Wysocking Bay Area

11

G-5

9

G-6

Silver Lake / Ocracoke Area

-

G-7

Pamlico Sound — all open
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Pamlico Sound)

14

14

8

4

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New Hanover

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

47

B-3

Cape Fear River / The Basin Area

47

B-4

Cape Fear River Area

46

B-5

Myrtle Grove Sound Area

45

B-6

44

B-7

Wrightsville Beach Area

43

B-8

Topsail Sound Area

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Onslow

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

42

B-9

Stump Sound Area

41

C-1

Mill Creek Area

39

C-2

Sneads Ferry Area

40

C-3

38

C-4

Hurst / Onslow Beach Area

37

D-1

Bear Creek Area

36

D-2

Queens Creek Area

35

D-3

White Oak River Area

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Pamlico

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

21

F-1

Neuse River Area / Clubfoot Creek Area

20

F-5

Neuse River Area / Oriental Area

19

F-6

Bay River Area

-

F-7

Pamlico Sound — all open
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Pamlico Sound)

21

F-8

Neuse River Area / New Bern Area (all closed)
Entire growing area closed to shellfish harvesting — no map available.

21

F-9

Neuse River Area

16

G-1

Pamlico River Area / Goose Creek Area

15

G-2

Wright and Oyster Creeks Area

13

G-3

Swanquarter Bay Area

-

G-7

Pamlico Sound — all open
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Pamlico Sound)

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Pasquotank

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

2

I-5

Albemarle Sound / Pasquotank River Area

2

I-6

Albemarle Sound / Little River and Flatty Creek Area

2

I-15

Albemarle Sound Area
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Albemarle Sound)

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Pender

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

43

B-8

Topsail Sound Area

42

B-9

Stump Sound Area

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Perquimans

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

2

I-6

Albemarle Sound Area / Little River and Flatty Creek Area

2

I-7

Albemarle Sound Area / Perquimans River Area

2

I-8

Albemarle Sound Area / Yeopim River Area

2

I-14

Albemarle Sound Area
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Albemarle Sound)

2

I-15

Albemarle Sound Area
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Albemarle Sound)

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Tyrell

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

3

I-2

Albemarle Sound Area / Collington Area

2

I-3

Albemarle Sound Area / Bull Bay Area

4

I-4

Alligator River Area

2

I-14

Albemarle Sound Area
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting.
(Middle of Albemarle Sound)

2

I-15

Albemarle Sound Area
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting.
(Middle of Albemarle Sound)

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Washington

Map No.

Growing Area

Area Description

2

I-3

Albemarle Sound Area / Bull Bay Area

2

I-9

Albemarle Sound Area

2

I-10

Albemarle Sound Area

2

I-12

2

I-14

Albemarle Sound Area
Entire growing area open to shellfish harvesting — no map available.
(Middle of Albemarle Sound)

Back to Map

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