15A NCAC 03R .0103 PRIMARY NURSERY AREAS

The primary nursery areas referenced in 15A NCAC 03N .0104 are delineated in the following coastal water areas:

(1) In the Roanoke Sound Area:

(a) Shallowbag Bay:

(i) Dough Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 54.5396' N ‑ 75 39.9681' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 54.4615' N ‑ 75 40.1598' W; and west of a line that crosses a canal on the east side of Dough Creek beginning on the north shore at a point 35 54.7103' N - 75 40.0951' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 54.6847' N - 75 40.0882' W; and

(ii) Scarborough Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 53.9801' N ‑ 75 39.5985' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 54.0372' N ‑ 75 39.5558' W; and

(b) Broad Creek - all waters north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 51.9287' N - 75 38.3377' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 52.0115' N ‑ 75 38.1792' W; and west and south of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 53.3655' N - 75 38.0254' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 53.3474' N - 75 37.9430' W;

(2) In the Northern Pamlico Sound Area:

(a) Long Shoal River:

(i) Long Shoal River - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 38.0175' N ‑ 75 52.9270' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 37.8369' N ‑ 75 53.1060' W;

(ii) Deep Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 37.7346' N ‑ 75 52.1383' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 37.6673' N ‑ 75 52.2997' W;

(iii) Broad Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 35.9820' N ‑ 75 53.6789' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 35.7093' N ‑ 75 53.7335' W;

(iv) Muddy Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 36.4566' N ‑ 75 52.1460' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 36.2828' N ‑ 75 52.1640' W;

(v) Pains Bay - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 35.4517' N ‑ 75 49.1414' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 35.4261' N ‑ 75 48.8029' W;

(vi) Otter Creek - southwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 33.2597' N ‑ 75 55.2129' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 33.1995' N ‑ 75 54.8949' W; and

(vii) Clark Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 35.7776' N ‑ 75 51.4652' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 35.7128' N ‑ 75 51.4188' W;

(b) Far Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 30.9782' N - 75 57.7611' W; running southerly to Gibbs Point to a point 35 30.1375' N ‑ 75 57.8108' W;

(c) Middletown Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 28.4868' N ‑ 75 59.8186' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 28.1919' N ‑ 76 00.0216' W;

(d) Wysocking Bay:

(i) Lone Tree Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 25.6048' N ‑ 76 02.3577' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 25.1189' N ‑ 76 02.0499' W;

(ii) Wysocking Bay - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 25.7793' N ‑ 76 03.5773' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 25.9585' N ‑ 76 02.9055' W;

(iii) Douglas Bay - northwest of a line beginning on Mackey Point at a point 35 25.2627' N ‑ 76 03.1702' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 24.8225' N ‑ 76 03.6353' W; and

(iv) Tributaries west of Brown Island - west of a line beginning on Brown Island at a point 35 24.3606' N - 76 04.4557' W; running southerly to the north shore of Brown Island to a point 35 24.2081' N ‑ 76 04.4622' W; and northwest of a line beginning on the south shore of Brown Island at a point 35 23.8255' N - 76 04.4761' W; running southwesterly to a point 35 23.6543' N ‑ 76 04.8630' W;

(e) East Bluff Bay - Harbor Creek east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 21.5762' N - 76 07.8755' W; running southerly to a point 35 21.4640' N ‑ 76 07.8750' W; running easterly to the south shore to a point 35 21.4332' N - 76 07.7211' W;

(f) Cunning Harbor tributaries - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 20.7567' N ‑ 76 12.6379' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 20.7281' N ‑ 76 12.2292' W;

(g) Juniper Bay:

(i) Upper Juniper Bay - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 23.1687' N ‑ 76 15.1921' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 23.1640' N ‑ 76 14.9892' W;

(ii) Rattlesnake Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 22.9453' N ‑ 76 15.2748' W, running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 22.8638' N ‑ 76 15.3461' W;

(iii) Buck Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 21.5220' N ‑ 76 13.8865' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 21.3593' N ‑ 76 13.7039' W;

(iv) Laurel Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 20.6693' N ‑ 76 13.3177' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 20.6082' N ‑ 76 13.3305' W; and

(v) Old Haulover - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 22.0186' N ‑ 76 15.6736' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 21.9708' N ‑ 76 15.6825' W;

(h) Swanquarter Bay:

(i) Upper Swanquarter Bay - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 23.5651' N - 76 20.6715' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 23.6988' N - 76 20.0025' W;

(ii) Oyster Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 23.1214' N ‑ 76 19.0026' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 23.0117' N ‑ 76 18.9591' W; and

(iii) Caffee Bay:

(A) Unnamed tributary - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 22.1604' N ‑ 76 18.9140' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 22.1063' N ‑ 76 18.7500' W;

(B) Unnamed tributary - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 22.1573' N ‑ 76 18.5101' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 22.1079' N ‑ 76 18.1562' W; and

(C) Upper Caffee Bay (Haulover) - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 21.8499' N ‑ 76 17.5199' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 21.5451' N - 76 17.4966' W;

(i) Rose Bay:

(i) Rose Bay - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 26.6543' N - 76 25.3992' W; running easterly to Channel Marker "6"; running northeasterly to Watch Point to a point 35 26.8515' N ‑ 76 25.0055' W;

(ii) Island Point Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 26.0413' N ‑ 76 25.0452' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 25.9295' N ‑ 76 24.9882' W;

(iii) Tooley Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 25.4937' N ‑ 76 25.5324' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 25.1819' N ‑ 76 25.5776' W;

(iv) Broad Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 24.4620' N ‑ 76 23.3398' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 24.2352' N ‑ 76 23.5158' W;

(v) Lightwood Snag Bay - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 24.3340' N ‑ 76 25.9680' W; running southwesterly to a point 35 24.2610' N ‑ 76 26.1800' W; running southwesterly to a point on the shore 35 23.9270' N ‑ 76 26.3300' W;

(vi) Deep Bay:

(A) Old Haulover - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 23.2140' N ‑ 76 22.8560' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 23.2124' N ‑ 76 22.7340' W; and

(B) Drum Cove (Stinking Creek) - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 22.5212' N ‑ 76 24.7321' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 22.4282' N ‑ 76 24.5147' W; and

(vii) Eastern tributaries (Cedar Hammock and Long Creek) - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 24.9119' N ‑ 76 23.1587' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 24.6700' N ‑ 76 23.2171' W;

(j) Spencer Bay:

(i) Germantown Bay:

(A) Ditch Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 24.1874' N ‑ 76 27.8527' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 24.0937' N ‑ 76 27.9348' W;

(B) Jenette Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 24.5054' N ‑ 76 27.6258' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 24.4642' N ‑ 76 27.6659' W;

(C) Headwaters of Germantown Bay - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 24.8345' N ‑ 76 27.2605' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 24.6210' N ‑ 76 26.9221' W; and

(D) Swan Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 24.4783' N ‑ 76 27.1513' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 24.3899' N ‑ 76 27.2809' W;

(ii) Unnamed tributary - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 22.9741' N ‑ 76 28.3469' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 22.8158' N ‑ 76 28.3280' W;

(iii) Unnamed tributary - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 23.1375' N ‑ 76 28.5681' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 23.0209' N ‑ 76 28.5060' W;

(iv) Unnamed tributary - southwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 23.3775' N ‑ 76 28.7332' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 23.3297' N ‑ 76 28.5608' W;

(v) Unnamed tributaries - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 23.7207' N ‑ 76 28.6590' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 23.4738' N ‑ 76 28.7763' W;

(vi) Upper Spencer Bay - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 24.3129' N ‑ 76 28.5300' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 23.9681' N ‑ 76 28.7671' W; and

(vii) Spencer Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 23.9990' N ‑ 76 27.3702' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 23.8598' N ‑ 76 27.4037' W;

(k) Long Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 22.4678' N ‑ 76 28.7868' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 22.3810' N ‑ 76 28.7064' W;

(l) Willow Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 23.1370' N ‑ 76 29.8829' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 22.9353' N ‑ 76 29.7215' W;

(m) Abels Bay - north and east of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 24.1072' N ‑ 76 30.3848' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 23.9898' N ‑ 76 30.1178' W; thence running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 23.6947' N ‑ 76 30.1900' W; and

(n) Crooked Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 24.4138' N ‑ 76 32.2124' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 24.3842' N ‑ 76 32.0419' W;

(3) In the Pungo River Area:

(a) Fortescue Creek:

(i) Headwaters of Fortescue Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the south shore at a point 35 25.5379' N - 76 30.6923' W; running easterly to the north shore to a point 35 25.5008' N ‑ 76 30.5537' W;

(ii) Warner Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 26.2778' N - 76 31.5463' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 26.3215' N ‑ 76 31.4522' W;

(iii) Island Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 26.1342' N ‑ 76 32.3883' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 26.1203' N ‑ 76 32.2603' W;

(iv) Dixon Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 25.5766' N ‑ 76 31.8489' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 25.5865' N ‑ 76 31.6960' W;

(v) Pasture Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 25.9437' N ‑ 76 31.8468' W; running southwesterly to the east shore to a point 35 25.9918' N ‑ 76 31.7224' W;

(vi) Cox, Snell, and Seer Creeks - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 26.0496' N ‑ 76 31.2087' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 25.8497' N ‑ 76 30.8828' W;

(vii) Unnamed tributary on the north side of Fortescue Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 25.7722' N ‑ 76 30.7825' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 25.7374' N ‑ 76 30.7102' W; and

(viii) Runway Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 25.6547' N ‑ 76 30.6637' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 25.6113' N ‑ 76 30.5714' W;

(b) Slade Creek:

(i) Upper Slade Creek - south of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 27.9168' N ‑ 76 30.5189' W; running westerly to the south shore to a point 35 27.9532' N ‑ 76 30.7140' W;

(ii) Jarvis Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 28.2450' N ‑ 76 30.8921' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 28.2240' N ‑ 76 30.8200' W;

(iii) Jones Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 28.0077' N ‑ 76 30.9337' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 27.9430' N - 76 30.8938' W;

(iv) Becky Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 28.6081' N - 76 31.6886' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 28.6297' N ‑ 76 31.6073' W;

(v) Neal Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 28.7797' N ‑ 76 31.8657' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 28.8084' N ‑ 76 31.7727' W;

(vi) Wood Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 28.5788' N ‑ 76 32.4163' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 28.6464' N ‑ 76 32.3339' W;

(vii) Spellman Creek - north of a line beginning on the east shore at a point 35 28.2233' N ‑ 76 32.6827' W; running southwesterly to the west shore to a point 35 28.2567' N ‑ 76 32.6533' W;

(viii) Speer Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 27.9680' N ‑ 76 32.3593' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 27.9216' N ‑ 76 32.3862' W;

(ix) Church Creek and Speer Gut - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 27.5910' N ‑ 76 32.7412' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 27.5282' N ‑ 76 32.8227' W; and

(x) Allison and Foreman Creek - south of a line beginning on Parmalee Point at a point 35 27.2812' N ‑ 76 33.0634' W; running southwesterly to the west shore to a point 35 27.2418' N ‑ 76 33.1451' W;

(c) Flax Pond - west of a line beginning the north shore at a point 35 32.0297' N ‑ 76 33.0389' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 31.9212' N ‑ 76 33.2061' W; and

(d) Battalina and Tooleys creeks - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 32.3914' N ‑ 76 36.1548' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 32.0627' N ‑ 76 36.3769' W;

(4) In the Pamlico River Area:

(a) North Creek:

(i) North Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 25.6764' N ‑ 76 39.9970' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 25.5870' N ‑ 76 40.0806' W;

(ii) East Fork:

(A) Northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 25.8000' N ‑ 76 39.2679' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 25.6914' N ‑ 76 39.1374' W; and

(B) Unnamed tributary of East Fork - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 25.6950' N ‑ 76 39.4337' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 25.6445' N ‑ 76 39.4698' W;

(iii) Frying Pan Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 24.9881' N ‑ 76 39.5948' W; running southwesterly to Chambers Point to a point 35 24.8508' N ‑ 76 39.6811' W; and

(iv) Little Ease Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 25.1463' N ‑ 76 40.3490' W; running southwesterly to Cousin Point to a point 35 25.0075' N ‑ 76 40.4159' W;

(b) Goose Creek:

(i) Hatter Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 19.9593' N ‑ 76 37.5992' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 19.9000' N ‑ 76 37.5904' W;

(ii) Upper Spring Creek:

(A) Headwaters of Upper Spring Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 16.3636' N ‑ 76 36.0568' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 16.1857' N ‑ 76 36.0111' W; and

(B) Unnamed tributary - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 16.8386' N - 76 36.4447' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 16.8222' N ‑ 76 36.3811' W;

(iii) Eastham Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 17.7423' N ‑ 76 36.5164' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 17.5444' N ‑ 76 36.3963' W;

(iv) Mud Gut - northeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 17.8754' N ‑ 76 36.7704' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 3517.8166' N ‑ 76 36.7468' W;

(v) Wilkerson Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 18.4096' N ‑ 76 36.7479' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 18.3542' N ‑ 76 36.7741' W; and

(vi) Dixon Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 18.8893' N ‑ 76 36.5973' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 18.5887' N - 76 36.7142' W; and

(c) Oyster Creek - Middle Prong:

(i) Oyster Creek:

(A) West of a line, beginning on the north shore at a point 35 19.4780' N ‑ 76 34.0131' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 19.3796' N ‑ 76 34.0021' W; and

(B) Duck Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 19.0959' N ‑ 76 33.2998' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 19.1553' N ‑ 76 33.2027' W;

(ii) James Creek - southwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 18.6045' N - 76 32.3233' W; running southeasterly to James Creek Point at a point 35 18.4805' N ‑ 76 32.0240' W;

(iii) Middle Prong - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 17.8888' N ‑ 76 31.9379' W; running southerly to the east shore to a point 35 17.7323' N - 76 31.9052' W; and

(iv) Clark Creek:

(A) Headwaters of Clark Creek (including Mouse Harbor Ditch) - southeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 18.1028' N ‑ 76 31.1661' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 18.1907' N ‑ 76 31.0610' W; and

(B) Boat Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 18.5520' N ‑ 76 31.2927' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 18.4189' N ‑ 76 31.2660' W;

(5) In the Western Pamlico Sound Area:

(a) Mouse Harbor:

(i) Long Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 18.4025' N ‑ 76 29.8139' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 18.4907' N ‑ 76 29.5652' W;

(ii) Lighthouse Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 18.5166' N - 76 29.2166' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 18.4666' N ‑ 76 29.1666' W; and

(iii) Cedar Creek and Island creeks - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 16.9073' N ‑ 76 29.8667' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 16.6800' N ‑ 76 29.4500' W;

(b) Porpoise Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 15.7263' N ‑ 76 29.4897' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 15.6335' N ‑ 76 29.3346' W;

(c) Middle Bay:

(i) Middle Bay - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 14.6137' N ‑ 76 30.8086' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 14.0631' N ‑ 76 30.5176' W; and

(ii) Little Oyster Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 14.4745' N ‑ 76 30.2111' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 14.5825' N ‑ 76 29.9144' W; and

(d) Jones Bay, west of the IWW:

(i) Little Drum Creek and Little Eve Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 12.4380' N ‑ 76 31.7428' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 12.3499' N ‑ 76 31.2554' W;

(ii) Ditch Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 13.3609' N - 76 33.6539' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 13.2646' N ‑ 76 33.1996' W;

(iii) Lambert Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 13.8980' N ‑ 76 34.3078' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 13.8354' N ‑ 76 34.2665' W;

(iv) Headwaters of Jones Bay, (west of the IWW) - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 14.4684' N - 76 35.4307' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 14.3947' N ‑ 76 35.4205' W;

(v) Bills Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 14.4162' N ‑ 76 34.8566' W; running northerly to the east shore to a point 35 14.4391' N ‑ 76 34.7248' W;

(vi) Doll Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 14.3320' N ‑ 76 34.2935' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 14.2710' N ‑ 76 34.0406' W; and

(vii) Drum Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 14.1764' N ‑ 76 33.2632' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 14.1620' N ‑ 76 33.0614' W;

(6) In the Bay River Area:

(a) Mason Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 08.2531' N ‑ 76 41.4897' W; running southwesterly to the west shore to a point 35 08.1720' N ‑ 76 41.6340' W;

(b) Moore Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 08.9671' N ‑ 76 40.2017' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 08.8629' N ‑ 76 40.1598' W;

(c) Small tributaries from Bell Point to Ball Creek:

(i) Tributary west of Bell Point - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 09.9536' N ‑ 76 39.3977' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 09.9970' N ‑ 76 39.3420' W;

(ii) Little Pasture Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 09.8944' N ‑ 76 39.1483' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 09.8417' N ‑ 76 39.1130' W; and

(iii) Rice Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 09.7616' N ‑ 76 38.9686' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 09.7378' N ‑ 76 38.8833' W;

(d) Ball and Cabin creeks - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 09.6479' N ‑ 76 37.9973' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 09.5589' N ‑ 76 37.5879' W;

(e) Bonner Bay:

(i) Riggs Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 09.4050' N ‑ 76 36.2205' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 09.2298' N ‑ 76 36.0949' W;

(ii) Spring Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 08.5149' N ‑ 76 36.0799' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 08.3575' N ‑ 76 36.0713' W;

(iii) Bryan and Ives creeks - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 08.3632' N ‑ 76 35.8653' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 08.4109' N ‑ 76 35.7075' W;

(iv) Long Creek Gut - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 09.1993' N - 76 34.8517' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 09.1987' N - 76 34.5373' W;

(v) Dipping Vat Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 09.2734' N ‑ 76 34.3363' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 09.1212' N ‑ 76 34.3667' W;

(vi) Long Creek - east of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 08.1404' N ‑ 76 34.5741' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 08.2078' N ‑ 76 34.4819' W; and

(vii) Cow Gallus Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 08.5125' N ‑ 76 34.6417' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 08.4083' N ‑ 76 34.6131' W;

(f) Rock Hole Bay - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 11.6478' N ‑ 76 32.5840' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 11.2664' N ‑ 76 32.2160' W;

(g) Dump Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 11.7105' N ‑ 76 33.4228' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 11.7174' N ‑ 76 33.1807' W;

(h) Tributaries east of IWW at Gales Creek:

(i) Raccoon Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 12.9169' N ‑ 76 35.4930' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 12.6515' N ‑ 76 35.3368' W; and

(ii) Ditch Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 12.4460' N ‑ 76 35.0707' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 12.3495' N ‑ 76 34.9917' W;

(i) Tributaries west of IWW at Gales Creek:

(i) Jumpover Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 13.2830' N ‑ 76 35.5843' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 13.2035' N ‑ 76 35.5844' W;

(ii) Gales Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 12.9653' N ‑ 76 35.6600' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 12.8032' N ‑ 76 35.6366' W; and

(iii) Whealton and Tar creeks - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 12.7334' N ‑ 76 35.5430' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 12.4413' N - 76 35.3594' W;

(j) Chadwick and No Jacket creeks - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 11.9511' N ‑ 76 35.8899' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 12.0599' N ‑ 76 35.3973' W;

(k) Bear Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 11.7526' N ‑ 76 36.2721' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 11.5781' N ‑ 76 36.3366' W;

(l) Little Bear Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 11.1000' N ‑ 76 36.3060' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 11.2742' N ‑ 76 35.9822' W;

(m) Tributaries to Bay River from Petty Point to Sanders Point:

(i) Oyster Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 10.7971' N ‑ 76 36.7399' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 10.9493' N ‑ 76 36.4878' W;

(ii) Potter Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 10.7259' N ‑ 76 37.0764' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 10.7778' N ‑ 76 36.7933' W;

(iii) Barnes and Gascon creeks - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 10.6396' N ‑ 76 37.3137' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 10.6929' N - 76 37.2087' W;

(iv) Harris Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 10.5922' N ‑ 76 37.5333' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 10.6007' N ‑ 76 37.5103' W; and

(v) Mesic Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 10.5087' N ‑ 76 37.9520' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 10.4830' N ‑ 76 37.8477' W;

(n) In Vandemere Creek:

(i) Cedar Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 11.2495' N ‑ 76 39.5727' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 11.2657' N ‑ 76 39.5238' W;

(ii) Long Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 11.4779' N ‑ 76 38.7790' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 11.4220' N ‑ 76 38.7521' W; and

(iii) Little Vandemere Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 12.1449' N ‑ 76 39.2620' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 12.1182' N - 76 39.1993' W;

(o) Smith Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore to a point 35 10.4058' N ‑ 76 40.2565' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 10.4703' N ‑ 76 40.1593' W;

(p) Harper Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 09.2767' N ‑ 76 41.8489' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 09.1449' N - 76 41.9137' W;

(q) Chapel Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 08.9333' N ‑ 76 42.8382' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 08.9934' N ‑ 76 42.7694' W; and

(r) Swindell Bay - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 08.2580' N ‑ 76 42.9380' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 08.2083' N ‑ 76 42.8031' W;

(7) In the Neuse River Area North Shore:

(a) Swan Creek - west of a line beginning on the south shore at a point 35 06.5470' N - 76 33.8203' W; running northeasterly to a point 35 06.4155' N - 76 33.9479' W; running to the south shore of Swan Island to a point 35 06.3168' N ‑ 76 34.0263' W; running northeasterly to a point 35 06.6705' N - 76 33.7307' W, running northeasterly to the north shore to a point 35 06.8183' N - 76 33.5971' W;

(b) Broad Creek:

(i) Greens Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 06.0730' N ‑ 76 35.5110' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 05.9774' N ‑ 76 35.3704' W;

(ii) Pittman Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 05.8143' N ‑ 76 36.1475' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 05.8840' N ‑ 76 36.0144' W;

(iii) Burton Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 05.7174' N ‑ 76 36.4797' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 05.6278' N ‑ 76 36.5067' W;

(iv) All tributaries on the north shore of Broad Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore of the western most tributary at a point 35 05.5350' N ‑ 76 37.4058' W; running easterly to a point 35 05.4752' N ‑ 76 36.9672' W; running to a point 35 05.4868' N - 76 36.9163' W; north of a line beginning on the west shore of the eastern most tributary at 35 05.4415' N - 76 36.7869' W, running northeasterly to a point 35 05.4664' N - 76 36.7540' W;

(v) Brown Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 05.5310' N ‑ 76 37.8132' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 05.5737' N ‑ 76 37.6908' W;

(vi) Broad Creek including Gideon Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 05.5310' N ‑ 76 37.8132' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 05.3212' N ‑ 76 37.8398' W;

(vii) Tar Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 05.2604' N ‑ 76 37.5093' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 05.2728' N ‑ 76 37.6251' W;

(viii) Tributary east of Tar Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 05.3047' N ‑ 76 37.0316' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 05.2674' N ‑ 76 36.8086' W;

(ix) Tributary east of Tar Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 05.2674' N ‑ 76 36.8086' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 05.2445' N ‑ 76 36.5416' W;

(x) Parris Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 05.2445' N - 76 36.5416' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 05.2031' N ‑ 76 36.4573' W;

(xi) Mill Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 05.4439' N ‑ 76 36.0260' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 05.4721' N ‑ 76 35.8835' W; and

(xii) Cedar Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 05.3711' N - 76 35.6556' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 05.2867' N - 76 35.5348' W;

(c) Orchard and Old House creeks - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 03.3302' N ‑ 76 38.4478' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 03.6712' N ‑ 76 37.9040' W;

(d) Pierce Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 02.5030' N ‑ 76 40.0536' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 02.5264' N - 76 39.9901' W;

(e) Whittaker Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 01.7186' N ‑ 76 41.1309' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 01.6702' N ‑ 76 40.9036' W;

(f) Oriental:

(i) Smith and Morris creeks - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 02.1553' N ‑ 76 42.2931' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 02.1097' N ‑ 76 42.1806' W;

(ii) Unnamed tributary west of Dewey Point - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 01.3704' N ‑ 76 42.4906' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 01.3530' N ‑ 76 42.4323' W;

(iii) Unnamed tributary on the south shore of Greens Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 01.4340' N ‑ 76 42.7920' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 01.4040' N ‑ 76 42.7320' W;

(iv) Unnamed tributary on the south shore of Greens Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 01.3680' N ‑ 76 42.4920' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 01.3560' N ‑ 76 42.4320' W;

(v) Greens Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 01.5985' N ‑ 76 42.9959' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 01.4759' N ‑ 76 42.9570' W;

(vi) Kershaw Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 01.5985' N ‑ 76 42.9959' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 01.6077' N ‑ 76 42.8459' W; and

(vii) Shop Gut Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 01.2720' N - 76 42.1500' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 01.1700' N - 76 42.1380' W;

(g) Dawson Creek:

(i) Unnamed eastern tributary of Dawson Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 00.2064' N - 76 45.2652' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 00.1790' N ‑ 76 45.2289' W; and

(ii) Unnamed tributary of Dawson Creek (at mouth) - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 59.6620' N - 76 45.1156' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 59.6326' N - 76 45.1177' W; and

(h) Beard Creek tributary - southeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 00.3176' N ‑ 76 51.9098' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 35 00.1884' N ‑ 76 51.9850' W;

(8) In the Neuse River Area South Shore:

(a) Clubfoot Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 52.4621' N ‑ 76 45.9256' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 52.4661' N ‑ 76 45.7567' W:

(i) Mitchell Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 54.4176' N ‑ 76 45.7680' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 54.2610' N ‑ 76 45.8277' W; and

(ii) Gulden Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 54.1760' N ‑ 76 45.4438' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 54.0719' N ‑ 76 45.4888' W;

(b) Adams Creek:

(i) Godfrey Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 57.3104' N ‑ 76 41.1292' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 57.2655' N ‑ 76 41.1187' W;

(ii) Delamar Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 57.0475' N ‑ 76 40.7230' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 57.0313' N ‑ 76 40.7015' W;

(iii) Kellum Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 55.5240' N ‑ 76 39.8072' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 55.4356' N ‑ 76 39.8201' W;

(iv) Kearney Creek and unnamed tributary - west of a line beginning on the north shore of the north creek at a point 34 55.1847' N ‑ 76 39.9686' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 54.9661' N ‑ 76 40.0091' W;

(v) Isaac Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 54.2457' N ‑ 76 40.1010' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 54.2630' N ‑ 76 40.0088' W;

(vi) Back Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 34 54.6598' N ‑ 76 39.5257' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 34 54.5366' N ‑ 76 39.7075' W;

(vii) Cedar Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 55.7759' N ‑ 76 38.6070' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 55.7751' N ‑ 76 38.4965' W;

(viii) Jonaquin Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 56.1192' N ‑ 76 38.4997' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 56.1172' N ‑ 76 38.4584' W;

(ix) Dumpling Creek - east of a line beginning on the northwest shore at a point 34 56.9187' N ‑ 76 39.5559' W; running southeasterly to the southeast shore to a point 34 56.8421' N ‑ 76 39.5155' W; and

(x) Sandy Huss Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 57.2348' N ‑ 76 39.8457' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 57.1638' N ‑ 76 39.7169' W;

(c) Garbacon Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 59.0044' N ‑ 76 38.5758' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 59.0006' N ‑ 76 38.4845' W;

(d) South River:

(i) Big Creek - southwest of a line beginning on the northwest shore at a point 34 56.9502' N ‑ 76 35.3498' W; running southeasterly to the southeast shore to a point 34 56.8346' N ‑ 76 35.2091' W; and

(ii) Horton Bay - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 59.1936' N ‑ 76 34.7657' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 59.2023' N ‑ 76 34.4586' W;

(e) Brown Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 59.8887' N ‑ 76 33.5707' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 59.9440' N ‑ 76 33.4180' W; and

(f) Turnagain Bay:

(i) Abraham Bay - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 00.1780' N ‑ 76 30.7564' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 59.8338' N ‑ 76 30.7128' W;

(ii) Broad Creek and Persons Creek - southwest of a line beginning at a point on the north shore 34 59.1974' N ‑ 76 30.4118' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 58.9738' N ‑ 76 30.1168' W;

(iii) Mulberry Point Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 00.4736' N ‑ 76 29.7538' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 00.3942' N ‑ 76 29.7082' W;

(iv) Tump Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 00.2035' N - 76 29.5947' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 00.0500' N - 76 29.4897' W;

(v) Tributary south of Tump Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 59.7784' N - 76 29.3548' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 59.6830' N - 76 29.3303' W;

(vi) Deep Gut - northeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 59.6134' N ‑ 76 29.0376' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 59.4799' N ‑ 76 28.9362' W; and

(vii) Big Gut - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 59.0816' N ‑ 76 28.7076' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 58.9300' N ‑ 76 28.7383' W;

(9) West Bay - Long Bay Area:

(a) Fur Creek and Henrys Creek - southwest of a line beginning on the northwest shore at a point 34 56.5580' N ‑ 76 27.7065' W; running southeasterly to the southeast shore to a point 34 56.3830' N ‑ 76 27.4563' W; and

(b) Cadduggen Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 56.5767' N ‑ 76 23.8711' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 56.2890' N ‑ 76 23.6626' W;

(10) Core Sound Area:

(a) Cedar Island Bay - northwest of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 34 59.7770' N ‑ 76 17.3837' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 34 59.0100' N ‑ 76 17.9339' W;

(b) Lewis Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 56.8736' N ‑ 76 16.8740' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 56.9455' N ‑ 76 16.8234' W;

(c) Thorofare Bay:

(i) Merkle Hammock Creek - southwest of a line beginning on the northwest shore at a point 34 55.4796' N ‑ 76 21.4463' W; running southeasterly to the southeast shore to a point 34 55.3915' N ‑ 76 21.1682' W; and

(ii) Barry Bay - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 54.6450' N ‑ 76 20.6127' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 54.4386' N ‑ 76 20.4912' W;

(d) Nelson Bay:

(i) Willis Creek and Fulchers Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore of Willis Creek at a point 34 51.1006' N ‑ 76 24.5996' W; running southerly to the south shore of Fulchers Creek to a point 34 50.2861' N ‑ 76 24.8708' W; and

(ii) Lewis Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 51.9362' N ‑ 76 24.6322' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 51.7323' N ‑ 76 24.6487' W;

(e) Cedar Creek between Sea Level and Atlantic - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 52.0126' N ‑ 76 22.7046' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 51.9902' N ‑ 76 22.7190' W;

(f) Oyster Creek, northwest of the Highway 70 Bridge; and

(g) Jarretts Bay Area:

(i) Smyrna Creek - northwest of the Highway 70 Bridge;

(ii) Ditch Cove and adjacent tributary - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 48.0167' N ‑ 76 28.4674' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 47.6143' N ‑ 76 28.6473' W;

(iii) Broad Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 47.7820' N ‑ 76 29.2724' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 47.9766' N - 76 28.9729' W;

(iv) Howland Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 34 47.5129' N ‑ 76 29.6217' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 34 47.3372' N ‑ 76 29.8607' W;

(v) Great Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 34 47.4279' N ‑ 76 28.9565' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 34 47.1515' N ‑ 76 29.2077' W;

(vi) Williston Creek - northwest of the Highway 70 Bridge;

(vii) Wade Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 46.3022' N ‑ 76 30.5443' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 46.2250' N ‑ 76 30.3864' W;

(viii) Jump Run - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 45.5385' N ‑ 76 30.3974' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 45.5468' N ‑ 76 30.3485' W;

(ix) Middens Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 45.5046' N ‑ 76 30.9710' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 45.4093' N ‑ 76 30.9584' W;

(x) Tusk Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the northwest shore at a point 34 44.8049' N ‑ 76 30.6248' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 44.6074' N ‑ 76 30.7553' W; and

(xi) Creek west of Bells Island - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 43.9531' N ‑ 76 30.4144' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 43.7825' N ‑ 76 30.3543' W;

(11) Straits, North River, Newport River Area:

(a) Straits:

(i) Sleepy Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 43.3925' N ‑ 76 31.4912' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 43.3651' N ‑ 76 31.3250' W;

(ii) Dicks Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 43.3858' N - 76 32.9125' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 43.3912' N - 76 32.8605' W; and

(iii) Whitehurst Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 43.5118' N ‑ 76 33.3392' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 43.5561' N ‑ 76 33.1869' W;

(b) North River, north of Highway 70 Bridge:

(i) Ward Creek - north of Highway 70 Bridge:

(A) North Leopard Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the southwest shore at a point 34 45.9573' N ‑ 76 34.4208' W; running northeasterly to the northeast shore to a point 34 46.0511' N ‑ 76 34.3170' W; and

(B) South Leopard Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the southwest shore at a point 34 45.4930' N ‑ 76 34.7622' W; running northeasterly to the northeast shore to a point 34 45.5720' N ‑ 76 34.6236' W; and

(ii) Turner Creek (Gibbs Creek) - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 43.4693' N ‑ 76 37.6372' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 43.4054' N ‑ 76 37.6585' W; and

(c) Newport River - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 46.5635' N ‑ 76 44.3998' W; running southerly to Lawton Point to a point 34 45.6840' N ‑ 76 44.0895' W;

(i) Russel Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 45.5840' N ‑ 76 39.8020' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 45.5819' N ‑ 76 39.7895' W;

(ii) Ware Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 46.4576' N ‑ 76 40.5020' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 46.4125' N ‑ 76 40.4460' W;

(iii) Bell Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 47.2805' N ‑ 76 40.9082' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 47.0581' N ‑ 76 40.8854' W;

(iv) Eastman Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 47.8640' N ‑ 76 41.0671' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 47.8027' N ‑ 76 41.0605' W;

(v) Oyster Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 46.6610' N ‑ 76 42.5011' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 46.7161' N ‑ 76 42.3481' W;

(vi) Harlow Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 46.7138' N ‑ 76 43.4838' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 46.8490' N ‑ 76 43.3296' W;

(vii) Calico Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 43.7318' N ‑ 76 43.1268' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 43.6066' N ‑ 76 43.2040' W; and

(viii) Crab Point Bay - northwest of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 34 44.0615' N ‑ 76 42.9393' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 34 43.9328' N ‑ 76 43.0721' W;

(12) Bogue Sound - Bogue Inlet Area:

(a) Gales Creek - north of the Highway 24 Bridge;

(b) Broad Creek - north of the Highway 24 Bridge;

(c) Sanders Creek - north of a line beginning at a point 34 42.4694' N - 76 58.3754' W on the west shore; running easterly to a point 34 42.4903' N - 76 58.1434' W on the east shore;

(d) Goose Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 41.8183' N ‑ 77 00.7208' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 41.8600' N ‑ 77 00.5108' W;

(e) Archer Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 40.4721' N ‑ 77 00.7577' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 40.3521' N ‑ 77 00.8008' W;

(f) White Oak River - northwest of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 34 45.6730' N ‑ 77 07.5960' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 34 45.2890' N ‑ 77 07.7500' W;

(i) Pettiford Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 42.8670' N ‑ 77 05.3990' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 42.6310' N ‑ 77 05.3180' W; and

(ii) Holland Mill Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 43.8390' N ‑ 77 08.0090' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 43.4800' N ‑ 77 07.7650' W;

(g) Hawkins Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 41.1210' N ‑ 77 07.5720' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 41.0460' N ‑ 77 07.5930' W;

(h) Queen's Creek - north of state road number 1509 bridge:

(i) Dick's Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 39.9790' N ‑ 77 09.3470' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 39.9350' N ‑ 77 09.3280' W;

(ii) Parrot Swamp - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 40.6170' N ‑ 77 09.7820' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 40.3660' N ‑ 77 09.5980' W; and

(iii) Hall's Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 41.0740' N ‑ 77 09.8640' W; running easterly to the south shore to a point 34 41.0300' N ‑ 77 09.6740' W; and

(i) Bear Creek - west of a line beginning at Willis Landing at a point 34 38.7090' N - 77 12.6860' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 38.4740' N - 77 12.3810' W;

(13) New River Area:

(a) Salliers Bay area - all waters north and northwest of the IWW beginning at a point on the shoreline 34 37.0788' N - 77 12.5350' W; running easterly to a point near Beacon "58" at a point 34 37.9670' N ‑ 77 12.3060' W; running along the IWW near Cedar Point to a point 34 33.1860' N ‑ 77 20.4370' W; running northerly to a point on the shoreline 34 33.1063' N - 77 20.4679' W; following the shoreline to the point of origin; including Howard Bay, Mile Hammock Bay, Salliers Bay, and Freeman Creek;

(b) New River Inlet area (including Hellgate Creek and Ward's Channel) - all waters south of the IWW from a point on the shoreline 34 33.0486' N - 77 18.6295' W; running northwesterly to a point near Beacon "65" 34 33.0550' N ‑ 77 18.6380' W; running along the IWW to a point near Beacon "15" 34 31.0630' N ‑ 77 22.2630' W; running southerly to a point on the shoreline 34 30.9212' N - 77 22.2257' W; following the shoreline across New River Inlet at the COLREGS demarcation line back to the point of origin excluding the marked New River Inlet Channel;

(c) New River:

(i) Trap's Bay - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 34.0910' N ‑ 77 21.0010' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 33.8260' N ‑ 77 20.4060' W;

(ii) Courthouse Bay:

(A) Tributary of Courthouse Bay - southeast of a line beginning on Harvey's Point at a point 34 35.0050' N ‑ 77 22.3910' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 35.0830' N ‑ 77 22.1890' W;

(B) Tributary of Courthouse Bay - northwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 35.0970' N ‑ 77 22.6010' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 35.1630' N ‑ 77 22.5030' W; and

(C) Rufus Creek - east of a line beginning at a point on the north shore 34 34.4630' N ‑ 77 21.6410' W; running southerly to a point near Wilken's Bluff 34 34.3140' N ‑ 77 21.6620' W;

(iii) Wheeler Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 34.0570' N ‑ 77 23.3640' W; running easterly to a point near Poverty Point 34 34.1060' N ‑ 77 23.2440' W;

(iv) Fannie Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 34.1470' N ‑ 77 23.6390' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 34.1300' N ‑ 77 23.5600' W;

(v) Snead's Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 35.2850' N ‑ 77 23.5500' W; running northerly to the east shore to a point 34 35.3440' N ‑ 77 23.4860' W;

(vi) Everette Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 34.2570' N ‑ 77 24.8480' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 34.2380' N ‑ 77 24.6970' W;

(vii) Stone's Creek - southwest of a line beginning on the northwest shore at a point 34 36.6170' N ‑ 77 26.8670' W; running southeasterly to the southeast shore to a point 34 36.5670' N ‑ 77 26.8500' W;

(viii) Muddy Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore 34 36.8670' N ‑ 77 26.6340' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 36.8670' N ‑ 77 26.6170' W;

(ix) Mill Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 37.2350' N ‑ 77 25.7000' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34 37.2360' N ‑ 77 25.6890' W;

(x) Whitehurst Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 38.0780' N ‑ 77 22.6110' W; running easterly to the south shore to a point 34 38.0720' N ‑ 77 22.6000' W;

(xi) Town Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 39.6060' N ‑ 77 23.0690' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34 39.5950' N ‑ 77 23.0830' W;

(xii) Lewis Creek - southwest of a line beginning on the northwest shore at a point 34 40.9330' N ‑ 77 24.5290' W; running southeasterly to the southeast shore to a point 34 40.9190' N ‑ 77 24.5040' W;

(xiii) Northeast Creek - east of a line beginning at the mouth of Scale's Creek at a point 34 43.7350' N ‑ 77 24.1190' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 43.3950' N ‑ 77 23.5450' W;

(xiv) Southwest Creek - southwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 41.8500' N ‑ 77 25.6460' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 41.5540' N ‑ 77 25.2250' W; and

(xv) Upper New River - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 42.9770' N ‑ 77 25.9070' W; running easterly through a point near Beacon "53" to a point 34 43.2600' N ‑ 77 25.3800' W; to the east shore to a point 34 43.4260' N - 77 25.0700' W; and

(d) Chadwick Bay - all waters bounded by a line beginning on Roses Point at a point 34 32.2240' N ‑ 77 22.2880' W; running easterly to a point near Marker "6" at 34 32.4180' N - 77 21.6080' W; then following the IWW to a point near Marker "14" at 34 31.3220' N - 77 22.1520' W; following the shoreline of Chadwick Bay back to the point of origin;

(i) Fullard Creek (including Charles Creek) - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 32.2210' N ‑ 77 22.8080' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 34 32.0340' N ‑ 77 22.7160' W; and

(ii) Bump's Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 32.3430' N ‑ 77 22.4570' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 34 32.4400' N ‑ 77 22.3830' W;

(14) Stump Sound Area - Stump Sound - all waters north of the IWW from a point on the shoreline 34 31.1228' N - 77 22.3181' W; running southerly to a point across the IWW from Beacon"15" 34 31.1040' N - 77 22.2960' W; running along the IWW to a point near Marker "78" 34 25.4050' N ‑ 77 34.2120' W; running northerly to a point on the shoreline 34 24.5183' N - 77 34.9833' W; running along the shoreline to the point of origin; except 100 feet north of the IWW from a point across from Beacon "49" 34 28.1330' N - 77 30.5170' W to a point near Marker "78" 34 25.4050' N - 77 34.2120' W. All waters south of IWW from a point on the shoreline 34 31.0550' N - 77 22.2574' W; running northerly to a point near Beacon "15" at 34 31.0630' N ‑ 77 22.2630' W; running along the IWW to a point across the IWW from Marker "78" 34 25.3110' N ‑ 77 34.1710' W; running southeasterly to a point on the shoreline 34 23.9817' N - 77 35.0367' W; running along the shoreline to the point of origin; except 100 feet on the south side of the IWW from a point near Beacon "49" 34 28.0820' N - 77 30.4600' W at Morris Landing to a point across the IWW from Marker "78" 34 25.3110' N - 77 34.1710' W and except the dredged canals at Old Settler's Beach and the dredged channel from the IWW north of Marker "57" to the Old Settler's Beach Canals;

(15) Topsail Sound Area:

(a) Virginia Creek - all waters northwest of a line beginning on the southwest shore near the mouth at a point 34 24.8030' N ‑ 77 35.5960' W; running northeasterly to a point 34 25.0333' N ‑ 77 35.3167' W; running easterly to intersect the nursery area line near Becky's Creek at a point 34 25.4050' N ‑ 77 34.2120' W, with the exception of the natural channel as marked by the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries;

(b) Old Topsail Creek - all waters northwest of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 34 21.7740' N ‑ 77 40.3870' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 34 21.4930' N ‑ 77 40.6900' W, with the exception of the dredged channel as marked by the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries;

(c) Topsail Sound - all waters enclosed within a line starting near Beacon "BC" at a point 34 24.6110' N ‑ 77 35.7050' W; then bounded on the northeast and southeast by Bank's Channel, on the southwest by Marker "98" channel and on the northeast by the IWW; then back to the point of origin; and

(d) Mallard Bay Area - all waters northwest of the IWW beginning at a point on the shoreline 34 24.0278' N - 77 36.8498' W; running southerly to a point 34 24.0167' N - 77 36.7333' W near Beacon "93"; running southwesterly to a point 34 23.8167' N - 77 36.9667' W; running southwesterly along the marsh line to a point on the shoreline 34 22.6168' N - 77 38.8580' W near Beacon "96"; running along the shoreline to the point of origin;

(16) Middle Sound Area:

(a) Howard Channel and Long Point Channel area - all waters southeast of the IWW beginning at a point on the shoreline 34 20.4514' N - 77 40.0183' W; running along the shorelines of Topsail Inlet Channel and Marker # 98 Channel to a point near Beacon "98" 34 21.5670' N ‑ 77 40.4580' W; running along the IWW to a point on the north side of the Figure 8 Island Marina Channel to a point 34 16.5120' N ‑ 77 45.4870' W; following the shoreline of Figure 8 Island Marina Channel to a point 34 16.2628' N - 77 44.7855' W; following the shoreline across Rich Inlet at the COLREGS demarcation line to the point of origin. [with the exception of Howard Channel from the IWW to New Topsail Inlet, Green Channel from Marker "105" to Rich's Inlet, Butler's Creek (Utley's Channel) from the IWW to Nixon's Channel, and Nixon's Channel from IWW to Rich's Inlet;]

(b) Futch Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at Baldeagle Point at a point 34 17.9900' N ‑ 77 44.4930' W; running southerly to Porter's Neck to a point 34 18.1170' N ‑ 77 44.3760' W;

(c) Page's Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 16.7420' N ‑ 77 46.6940' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 34 16.6910' N ‑ 77 46.8510' W; and

(d) All waters bounded on the north by the Figure Eight Island Causeway, on the east by Mason's Channel, on the south by Mason's Inlet Channel and on the west by the Intracoastal Waterway, with the exception of Mason's Channel;

(17) Greenville Sound Area:

(a) Shell Island area - all waters bounded on the north by Mason's Inlet Channel, on the west by the IWW, on the south by Old Moores Inlet Channel and on the east by Wrightsville Beach;

(b) Howe Creek (Moore's Creek) - northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34 14.9060' N ‑ 77 47.2180' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 34 14.8470' N ‑ 77 47.3810' W;

(c) Bradley Creek - all waters west of a line beginning on the north side of the Highway 17, 74 and 76 Bridge at a point 34 12.9700' N - 77 50.0260' W; running southerly to the south side of the bridge at a point 34 12.8620' N - 77 50.0550' W; and

(d) Wrightsville Beach area - all waters in an area enclosed by a line beginning across the IWW from the mouth of Bradley Creek at a point 34 12.3530' N ‑ 77 49.1250' W; running easterly to a point (near the Borrow Pit) 34 12.3820' N ‑ 77 48.6610' W; then bounded by Bank's Channel on the east, Shinn Creek on the south and the IWW on the west, back to point of origin;

(18) Masonboro Sound Area:

(a) Masonboro ‑ Myrtle Grove Sound area (west side) ‑ all waters west and northwest of the IWW beginning at a point on the shoreline 34 12.7423' N - 77 49.8391' W; running southeasterly to a point at the mouth of Bradley Creek at a point 34 12.4130' N ‑ 77 49.2110' W; running along the west side of the IWW to a point opposite Beacon "161" at 34 03.5590' N ‑ 77 53.4550' W; running westerly to a point on the shoreline 34 03.5715' N - 77 53.4979' W; running along the shoreline back to the point of origin; and

(b) Masonboro ‑ Myrtle Grove Sound area (east side) ‑ all waters south and southeast of a line beginning on the north end of Masonboro Island at a point 34 10.9130' N ‑ 77 48.9550' W; running northwesterly to a point near the intersection of Shinn Creek and the IWW 34 11.3840' N ‑ 77 49.5240' W; running along the east side of the IWW to a point near Marker "161" 34 03.5270' N ‑ 77 53.3550' W; running southerly to a point on the shoreline 34 03.3917' N - 77 53.0423' W; running along the shoreline across Carolina Beach Inlet at the COLREGS demarcation line back to the point of origin (with the exception of Old Masonboro Channel and Carolina Beach Inlet Channel);

(19) Cape Fear River Area:

(a) Cape Fear River - all waters north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 10.4410' N ‑ 77 57.7400' W; running easterly through Beacon "59" to the east shore to a point 34 10.4050' N ‑ 77 57.1310' W; with the exception of the maintained channel, and all waters north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34 04.6040' N ‑ 77 56.4780' W; running easterly through Beacon "41" to the east shore to a point 34 04.7920' N ‑ 77 55.4740' W; with the exception of 300 yards east and west of the main shipping channel up to Beacon "59" (mouth of Brunswick River);

(b) The Basin (Ft. Fisher area) - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 33 57.2950' N ‑ 77 56.1450' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 33 57.1120' N ‑ 77 56.2060' W;

(c) Walden Creek - all waters northwest of a line beginning on the north side of county road No. 1528 bridge at a point 33 58.2950' N - 77 59.0280' W; running southerly to the south side of the bridge at a point 33 58.2250' N - 77 59.0440' W;

(d) Baldhead Island Creeks:

(i) Baldhead Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 33 51.7680' N ‑ 77 59.1700' W; running westerly to the south shore to a point 33 51.7590' N ‑ 77 59.1850' W;

(ii) Cape Creek - southeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 33 51.9740' N ‑ 77 58.3090' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 33 51.9480' N ‑ 77 58.3480' W;

(iii) Bluff Island Creek (East Beach Creek) - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33 52.6740' N ‑ 77 58.1530' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 33 52.6850' N ‑ 77 58.0780' W; and

(iv) Deep Creek - south of a line on the west shore at a point 33 52.6850' N ‑ 77 58.0780' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 33 52.7690' N ‑ 77 58.0110' W;

(e) Dutchman Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33 55.1560' N ‑ 78 02.7260' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 33 55.1130' N ‑ 78 02.5990' W;

(f) Denis Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 33 55.0410' N ‑ 78 03.5180' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 33 55.0120' N ‑ 78 03.5110' W;

(g) Piney Point Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 33 54.6310' N ‑ 78 03.5020' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 33 54.6040' N ‑ 78 03.5010' W;

(h) Molasses, Coward and Smokehouse creeks - all waters bounded by the IWW and the Elizabeth River on the north and east, the Oak Island Coast Guard canal on the east, Oak Island on the south and the CP and L Discharge canal on the west; and

(i) Oak Island area - all waters north of the IWW from a point on the shoreline 33 55.2827' N - 78 03.7681' W; running southerly to a point across the IWW from Marker # 9 33 55.2610' N - 78 03.7630' W; running along the IWW to a point near Beacon "18" 33 55.7410' N ‑ 78 10.2760' W; running northerly to a point on the shoreline 33 55.7718' N - 78 10.2744' W; running along the shoreline back to the point of origin; all waters south of the IWW from a point near Marker "9" 33 55.2060' N ‑ 78 03.7580' W; running along the IWW to a point across the IWW from Beacon "18" 33 55.7199' N - 78 10.2764' W; running southerly to a point on the shoreline 33 55.6898' N - 78 10.2775' W; running along the shoreline back to the point of origin;

(20) Lockwoods Folly Inlet Area:

(a) Davis Creek and Davis Canal - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 33 55.2280' N ‑ 78 10.8610' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 33 55.1970' N ‑ 78 10.8390' W;

(b) Lockwoods Folly River - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33 56.3880' N ‑ 78 13.2360' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 33 56.6560' N ‑ 78 12.8350' W; and

(c) Spring Creek (Galloway Flats area) - all waters northwest of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 33 55.7350' N ‑ 78 13.7090' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 33 55.5590' N ‑ 78 13.7960' W;

(21) Shallotte Inlet Area:

(a) Shallotte River - north of a line beginning on Bill Holden's Landing at a point 33 55.8840' N ‑ 78 22.0710' W; running northeasterly to Gibbins Point to a point 33 56.3190' N ‑ 78 21.8740' W;

(b) Shallotte River (Ocean Flats) - excluding Gibbs Creek, the area enclosed by a line beginning at Long Point 33 54.6210' N ‑ 78 21.7960' W; then bounded on the south by the IWW, the west by Shallotte River, the north by Gibb's Creek and the east by the shoreline of the Shallotte River back to the point of origin;

(c) Shallotte Creek (Little Shallotte River) - east of a line beginning on Shell Landing at a point 33 55.7390' N ‑ 78 21.6410' W; running southerly to Boone's Neck Point to a point 33 55.5990' N ‑ 78 21.5480' W;

(d) Saucepan Creek - northwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33 54.7007' N ‑ 78 23.4183' W; running northerly to the east shore (mouth of Old Mill Creek) to a point 33 54.9140' N ‑ 78 23.4370' W; and

(e) Old Channel area - all waters south of the IWW from a point near Beacon "83" 33 54.2890' N ‑ 78 23.1930' W; running along the IWW to a point near Ocean Isle Beach Bridge 33 53.7270' N ‑ 78 26.3760' W; running southerly to a point on the shoreline 33 53.7082' N - 78 26.3732' W; running southerly along the shoreline to a point on the shoreline 33 53.3827' N - 78 26.2118' W; running along the shoreline to the point of origin; except the dredged finger canals at Ocean Isle Beach located on the south side of the IWW between the Ocean Isle Beach Bridge and IWW Marker "89"; and

(22) Little River Inlet Area:

(a) Gause Landing area - all waters north of the IWW from a point on the shoreline 33 53.9053' N - 78 25.6064' W; running southerly to a point near Beacon "90" 33 53.8790' N ‑ 78 25.5950' W; then following the IWW to a point at the intersection of the IWW and the South Carolina line; 33 52.0003' N - 78 33.5633' W; running northerly along the South Carolina line to a point on the shoreline 33 52.0290' N - 78 33.5893' W; running along the shoreline to the point of origin;

(b) Eastern Channel Area - all waters bounded on the east and south by Eastern Channel, on the west by Jink's Creek and on the north by the IWW;

(c) The Big Narrows Area:

(i) Big Teague Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 33 52.8260' N ‑ 78 30.0110' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 33 52.8040' N ‑ 78 29.9940' W;

(ii) Little Teague Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 33 52.9280' N ‑ 78 30.1500' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 33 52.9130' N ‑ 78 30.1220' W; and

(iii) Big Norge Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33 52.8550' N ‑ 78 30.6190' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 33 52.8620' N ‑ 78 30.5900' W;

(d) Mad Inlet area - all waters south of the IWW from a point on the shoreline 33 52.3121' N - 78 30.4990' W; running northerly to a point near the Sunset Beach Bridge 33 52.8450' N ‑ 78 30.6510' W; then following the IWW to a point at the intersection of the IWW and the South Carolina line 33 51.9888' N - 78 33.5458' W; running southeasterly along the South Carolina line to a point on the shoreline; running along the shoreline across Mad Inlet at the COLREGS demarcation line to the point of origin; with the exception of Bonaparte Creek; and

(e) Calabash River - all waters east of a line beginning at a point on the north side of state road No. 1164 bridge at a point 33 53.3850' N - 78 32.9710' W; running southerly to the south side of the bridge at a point 33 53.3580' N - 78 32.9750' W.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑182; 143B‑289.52;

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1996; September 1, 1991;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 03R .0003 Eff. December 17, 1996;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2011; December 1, 2006; September 1, 2005; August 1, 2004; May 1, 1997.