15A NCAC 03R .0104 PERMANENT SECONDARY NURSERY AREAS

The permanent secondary nursery areas referenced in 15A NCAC 03N .0105(a) are delineated in the following coastal water areas:

(1) Roanoke Sound:

Inner Shallowbag Bay - west of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 35° 54.6729' N - 75° 39.8099' W; running southerly to the southeast shore to a point 35° 54.1722' N - 75° 39.6806' W;

(2) In the Pamlico Long Sound Area:

(a) Long Shoal River ‑ north of a line beginning at the 5th Avenue Canal at a point 35° 35.2120' N - 75° 53.2232' W; running easterly to the east shore on Pains Point to a point 35° 35.0666' N ‑ 75° 51.2000' W;

(b) Pains Bay ‑ east of a line beginning on Pains Point at a point 35° 35.0666' N ‑ 75° 51.2000' W; running southerly to Rawls Island to a point 35° 34.4666' N - 75° 50.9666' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35° 34.2309' N - 75° 50.2695' W;

(c) Wysocking Bay - northwest of a line beginning at Benson Point at a point 35° 22.9684' N ‑ 76° 03.7129' W; running northeasterly to Long Point to a point 35° 24.6895' N ‑ 76° 01.3155' W;

(d) Juniper Bay‑Cunning Harbor ‑ north of a line beginning on the west shore of Juniper Bay at a point 35° 20.6217' N ‑ 76° 15.5447' W; running easterly to a point 35° 20.4372' N - 76° 13.2697' W; running easterly to the east shore of Cunning Harbor to a point 35° 20.3413' N ‑ 76° 12.3378' W;

(e) Swanquarter Bay ‑ north of a line beginning at The Narrows at a point 35° 20.9500' N - 76° 20.6409' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35° 21.5959' N ‑ 76° 18.3580' W;

(f) Deep Cove ‑ The Narrows ‑ north and east of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35° 20.9790' N ‑ 76° 23.8577' W; running southeasterly to Swanquarter Island to a point 35° 20.5321' N ‑ 76° 22.7869' W; and west of a line at The Narrows beginning on the north shore to a point 35° 20.9500' N ‑ 76° 20.6409' W; running southerly to Swanquarter Island to a point 35° 20.7025' N ‑ 76° 20.5620' W;

(g) Rose Bay ‑ north of a line beginning on Long Point at a point 35° 23.3404' N ‑ 76° 26.2491' W; running southeasterly to Drum Point to a point 35° 22.4891' N ‑ 76° 25.2012' W;

(h) Spencer Bay - northwest of a line beginning on Roos Point at a point 35° 22.3866' N ‑ 76° 27.9225' W; running northeasterly to Long Point to a point 35° 23.3404' N ‑ 76° 26.2491' W;

(i) Abel Bay - northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35° 23.6463' N ‑ 76° 31.0003' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35° 22.9353' N ‑ 76° 29.7215' W;

(j) Mouse Harbor ‑ west of a line beginning on Persimmon Tree Point at a point 35° 18.3915' N ‑ 76° 29.0454' W; running southerly to Yaupon Hammock Point to a point 35° 17.1825' N ‑ 76° 28.8713' W;

(k) Big Porpoise Bay - northwest of a line beginning on Big Porpoise Point at a point 35° 15.6993' N - 76° 28.2041' W; running southwesterly to Middle Bay Point to a point 35° 14.9276' N ‑ 76° 28.8658' W;

(l) Middle Bay ‑ west of a line beginning on Deep Point at a point 35° 14.8003' N ‑ 76° 29.1923' W; running southerly to Little Fishing Point to a point 35° 13.5419' N ‑ 76° 29.6123' W;

(m) Jones Bay ‑ west of a line beginning on Mink Trap Point at a point 35° 13.4968' N ‑ 76° 31.1040' W; running southerly to Boar Point to a point 35° 12.3253' N ‑ 76° 31.2767' W; and

(n) In the Bay River Area:

(i) Bonner Bay - southeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35° 09.6281' N ‑ 76° 36.2185' W; running northeasterly to Davis Island Point to a point 35° 10.0888' N ‑ 76° 35.2587' W; and

(ii) Gales Creek‑Bear Creek - north and west of a line beginning on Sanders Point at a point 35° 11.2833' N ‑ 76° 35.9000' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35° 11.9000' N ‑ 76° 34.2833' W;

(3) In the Pamlico and Pungo Rivers Area:

(a) Pungo River - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35° 32.2000' N - 76° 29.2500' W; running east near Beacon "21" to the east shore to a point 35° 32.0833' N - 76° 28.1500' W;

(b) Fortescue Creek - east of a line beginning on Pasture Point at a point 35° 25.9213' N ‑ 76° 31.9135' W; running southerly to the Lupton Point shore to a point 35° 25.6012' N ‑ 76° 31.9641' W;

(c) Pamlico River - west of a line beginning on Ragged Point at a point 35° 27.5768' N - 76° 54.3612' W; running southwesterly to Mauls Point to a point 35° 26.9176' N - 76° 55.5253' W;

(d) North Creek ‑ north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35° 25.3988' N ‑ 76° 40.0455' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35° 25.1384' N ‑ 76° 39.6712' W;

(e) In the Goose Creek Area, Campbell Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35° 17.3600' N ‑ 76° 37.1096' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35° 16.9876' N ‑ 76° 37.0965' W; and

(f) Oyster Creek‑Middle Prong ‑ southwest of a line beginning on Pine Hammock at a point 35° 19.5586' N - 76° 32.8830' W; running easterly to Cedar Island to a point 35° 19.5490' N - 76° 32.7365' W; and southwest of a line beginning on Cedar Island at a point 35° 19.4921' N ‑ 76° 32.2590' W; running southeasterly to Beard Island Point to a point 35° 19.1265' N ‑ 76° 31.7226' W;

(4) In the Neuse River Area:

(a) Lower Broad Creek - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35° 05.8314' N ‑ 76° 35.3845' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35° 05.5505' N ‑ 76° 35.7249' W;

(b) Greens Creek ‑ north of a line beginning on the west shore of Greens Creek at a point 35° 01.3476' N ‑ 76° 42.1740' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35° 01.4899' N ‑ 76° 41.9961' W;

(c) Dawson Creek ‑ north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34° 59.5920' N ‑ 76° 45.4620' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 34° 59.5800' N - 76° 45.4140' W;

(d) Goose Creek - north and east of a line beginning at a point on the west shore at a point 35° 02.6642' N ‑ 76° 56.4710' W; running southeasterly to a point on Cooper Point 35° 02.0908' N ‑ 76° 56.0092' W;

(e) Upper Broad Creek - northeast of a line beginning at a point on Rowland Point on the north shore at a point 35° 02.6166' N - 76° 56.4500' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35° 02.8960' N ‑ 76° 56.7865' W;

(f) Clubfoot Creek ‑ south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 34° 54.5424' N ‑ 76° 45.7252' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 34° 54.4853' N ‑ 76° 45.4022' W; and

(g) In the Adams Creek Area, Cedar Creek ‑ east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34° 56.1203' N ‑ 76° 38.7988' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 34° 55.8745' N ‑ 76° 38.8153' W;

(5) Virginia Creek ‑ all waters of the natural channel northwest of the primary nursery area line;

(6) Old Topsail Creek ‑ all waters of the dredged channel northwest of the primary nursery area line;

(7) Mill Creek ‑ all waters west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34° 20.6420' N ‑ 77° 42.1220' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 34° 20.3360' N ‑ 77° 42.2400' W;

(8) Pages Creek ‑ all waters west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34° 16.1610' N ‑ 77° 45.9930' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 34° 15.9430' N ‑ 77° 46.1670' W;

(9) Bradley Creek ‑ all waters west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 34° 12.7030' N ‑ 77° 49.1230' W; running southerly near the dredged channel to a point 34° 12.4130' N ‑ 77° 49.2110' W; and

(10) Davis Creek - all waters east of a line beginning on Horse Island at a point 33° 55.0160' N ‑ 78° 12.7380' W; running southerly to Oak Island to a point 33° 54.9190' N ‑ 78° 12.7170' W; continuing upstream to the primary nursery line and Davis Canal, all waters southeast of a line beginning on Pinner Point at a point 33° 55.2930' N ‑ 78° 11.6390' W; running southwesterly across the mouth of Davis Canal to the spoil island at the southwest intersection of the IWW and Davis Canal to a point 33° 55.2690' N ‑ 78° 11.6550' W.

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

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1996; March 1, 1994;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 3R .0004 Eff. December 17, 1996;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2011; August 1, 2004; May 1, 1997;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.