15A NCAC 03R .0116 DESIGNATED SEED OYSTER MANAGEMENT AREAS

The Seed Oyster Management Areas referenced in 15A NCAC 03K .0208 are delineated in the following coastal water areas:

(1) Croatan Sound and tributaries: Cedar Bush Bay Seed Oyster Management Area, within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35 50.0383' N - 75 40.0712' W; running easterly to a point 35 50.2328' N - 75 39.4930' W; running southeasterly to a point 35 49.3831' N - 75 39.1521' W; running southwesterly to a point 35 48.8000' N - 75 39.5000' W; running westerly to a point 35 48.6333' N - 75 40.7000' W; running northerly to a point 35 49.7000' N - 75 40.6333' W; running northeasterly back to the point of beginning;

(2) Croatan and Roanoke sounds and tributaries: Wanchese Marshes Seed Oyster Management Area, within an area described by a line beginning at a point 35 49.0000' N - 75 38.3000' W; running northerly to a point 35 49.2243' N - 75 38.3000' W; running easterly to a point 35 49.0806' N - 75 37.5293' W; running easterly to a point 35 49.2893' N - 75 37.0335' W; running northeasterly to a point 35 49.5541' N - 75 36.9715' W; running southerly to a point 35 49.0000' N - 75 36.5500' W; running southwesterly to a point 35 48.1500' N - 75 36.9500' W; running westerly to a point 35 48.1000' N - 75 37.6333' W; running northwesterly to the point of beginning;

(3) Pamlico Sound and tributaries: Bay River Seed Oyster Management Area, within an area described by a line beginning at a point 35 10.7670' N - 76 36.7000' W off Spencer Point; running southeasterly to a point 35 10.5330' N - 76 36.4670' W; running westerly to a point 35 10.4670' N - 76 36.6500' W; running northwesterly to a point 35 10.8000' N - 76 36.9170' W, running easterly to the point of beginning;

(4) White Oak River: White Oak River Seed Oyster Management Area, within an area described by a line beginning at a point 34 43.0774' N - 77 06.8610' W on the White Oak River/Stevens Creek polluted area line; running northeasterly to a point 34 43.4006' N - 77 06.1293' W on the east shore; running southerly along the shoreline to a point 34 43.0755' N - 77 06.1187' W; running southwesterly to a point 34 42.8800' N - 77 06.7975' W on the White Oak River/Stevens Creek polluted area line; running northerly to the point of beginning;

(5) New River area:

(a) Possum Bay Seed Oyster Management Area, within an area described by a line beginning at a point 34 32.1256' N - 77 21.3781' W; running northeasterly to a point 34 32.2773' N - 77 21.1194' W; running northwesterly to a point 34 32.3365' N - 77 21.1720' W; running southwesterly to a point 34 32.2068' N - 77 21.3958' W; running south to the point of beginning; and

(b) Swan Point Seed Oyster Management Area, within an area described by a line beginning at a point 34 32.9488' N - 77 21.6843' W; running southerly to a point 34 32.9040' N - 77 21.6704' W; running northeasterly to a point 34 33.0376' N - 77 21.5339' W; running northwesterly to a point 34 33.0693' N - 77 21.5923' W; running southwesterly to the point of beginning; and

(6) Topsail Sound and tributaries:

(a) Virginia Creek Seed Oyster Management Area, within an area described by a line beginning at a point 34 25.4620' N - 77 36.0074' W on the north shore; running southerly to a point 34 25.1346' N - 77 36.0640' W on the south shore; running easterly and southerly along the shoreline to a point 34 24.9438' N - 77 35.5325' W on Sloop Point; running northeasterly to a point 34 25.0988' N - 77 35.2920' W on the north shore; running northwesterly along the shoreline to the point of beginning; and

(b) Topsail Sound Seed Oyster Management Area, within an area described by a line beginning at a point 34 24.6555' N - 77 35.6012' W across the IWW from Sloop Point; running southeasterly to a point 34 24.3677' N - 77 35.2015' W; running northeasterly to a point 34 24.5260' N - 77 35.1070' W; running northwesterly to a point 34 24.8690' N - 77 35.2872' W; running southwesterly to the point of beginning.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-182; 113-203; 143B-289.52;

Eff. October 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2014.