Polluted Area Proclamations

Polluted area proclamations that include temporary closures and re-openings to shellfish harvest as a result of bacteriological water quality, as well as changes in descriptions of permanently closed areas due to Sanitary Survey findings.

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2021 Proclamations

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Proclamations

Proclamations

PA-5-2022

This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries:  Bogue Sound, a portion of Newport River, a portion of North River, Whitehurst Creek, Sleepy Creek, a portion of Jarrett Bay, and Oyster Creek.

Effective Date: Shellfish Reopenings effective sunrise, Friday, January 21, 2022

Issued Date: 1/20/2022

Counties Affected: Carteret

PA-4-2022

This proclamation returns the following areas to normal closure boundaries:  Alligator Bay and Chadwick Bay.

Effective Date: Shellfish Reopenings effective sunrise, Thursday, January 20, 2022

Issued Date: 1/19/2022

Counties Affected: Onslow

PA-3-2022

This proclamation closes the following areas in Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, and Carteret Counties:  IWW Beacon "84" to the South Carolina State Line, includes Tubbs Inlet;  Shallotte River; all the waters in Holden Beach between IWW Beacon "48A" and IWW Marker "71"; Lockwoods Folly River; all the waters between Hatch Point and the Surf City Bridge, includes Stump Sound, Alligator Bay, and Chadwick Bay; all the waters from the Intracoastal Waterway between the Emerald Isle High-rise Bridge and IWW Beacon "65A", includes the Intracoastal Waterway, Salliers Bay, Freeman Creek, Bear Creek, Queens Creek, and White Oak River; all those waters in Bogue Sound from the Intracoastal Waterway to the mainland between 16th Street and IWW Marker "14", including Intracoastal Waterway; Newport River, North River, Whitehurst Creek, Sleepy Creek, Jarrett Bay, Oyster Creek, Brett Bay, and Nelson Bay.

Effective Date: Shellfish Temporary Closures effective 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 17, 2022

Issued Date: 1/17/2022

Counties Affected: Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Carteret

PA-2-2022

This proclamation returns the following area to normal closure boundaries:  Tubbs Inlet.

Effective Date: Shellfish Reopening effective sunrise, Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Issued Date: 01/07/2022

Counties Affected: Brunswick

PA-1-2022

This proclamation closes the following area in Brunswick County:  IWW #89 to the South Carolina State Line, including Tubbs Inlet.

Effective Date: Shellfish Temporary Closure effective at 8:30 A.M., Monday, January 3, 2022

Issued Date: 01/03/2022

Counties Affected: Brunswick