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) Pungo Creek - west of a line beginning on Persimmon Tree Point at a point 35 30.7633' N 76 38.2831' W; running southwesterly to Windmill Point to a point 35 31.1546' N 76 37.7590' W;

(c) Scranton Creek - south and east of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 30.6810' N 76 28.3435' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 30.7075' N 76 28.6766' W;

(d) Slade Creek - east of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 27.8879' N 76 32.9906' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 27.6510' N 76 32.7361' W;

(e) 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;

(f) 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;

(g) 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;

(h) South Creek - west of a line beginning on Hickory Point at a point 35 21.7385' N 76 41.5907' W; running southerly to Fork Point to a point 35 20.7534' N 76 41.7870' W;

(i) Bond Creek/Muddy Creek - south of a line beginning on Fork Point at a point 35 20.7534' N 76 41.7870' W; running southeasterly to Gum Point to a point 35 20.5632' N 76 41.4645' W;

(j) 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

(k) 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) Newport River - west of a line beginning near Penn Point on the south shore at a point 34 45.6960' N 76 43.5180' W; running northeasterly to the north shore to a point 34 46.8490' N 76 43.3296' W;

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

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

(8) 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;

(9) 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;

(10) 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;

(11) Cape Fear River - all waters bounded by a line beginning on the south side of the Spoil Island at the intersection of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Cape Fear River ship channel at a point 34 01.5780' N 77 56.0010' W; running easterly to the east shore of the Cape Fear River to a point 34 01.7230' N 77 55.1010' W; running southerly and bounded by the shoreline to the Ferry Slip at Federal Point at a point 33 57.8080' N 77 56.4120' W; running northerly to Bird Island to a point 33 58.3870' N 77 56.5780' W; running northerly along the west shoreline of Bird Island and the Cape Fear River spoil islands back to the point of origin;

(12) Lockwood Folly River - all waters north of a line beginning on Howells Point at a point 33 55.3680' N 78 12.7930' W and running in a westerly direction along the Intracoastal Waterway near Intracoastal Waterway Marker "46" to a point 33 55.3650' N 78 13.8500' W;

(13) Saucepan Creek - all waters north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 33 54.6290' N 78 22.9170' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 33 54.6550' N 78 22.8670' W; and

(14) 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 Intracoastal Waterway 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;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2021.