15A NCAC 03R .0117 OYSTER SANCTUARIES

The Oyster Sanctuaries referenced in 15A NCAC 03K .0209 are delineated in the following coastal water areas:

(1) Croatan Sound area: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 48.2842' N - 75° 38.3360' W; running southerly to a point 35° 48.1918' N - 75° 38.3360' W; running westerly to a point 35° 48.1918' N - 75° 38.4575' W; running northerly to a point 35° 48.2842' N - 75° 38.4575' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

(2) Pamlico Sound area:

(a) Crab Hole: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 43.6833' N - 75° 40.5083' W; running southerly to a point 35° 43.5000' N - 75° 40.5083' W; running westerly to a point 35° 43.5000' N - 75° 40.7500' W; running northerly to a point 35° 43.6833' N - 75° 40.7500' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

(b) Gibbs Shoal: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 27.3220' N - 75° 55.9590' W; running southerly to a point 35° 27.1340' N - 75° 55.9590' W; running westerly to a point 35° 27.1340' N - 75° 56.1900' W; running northerly to a point 35° 27.3220' N - 75° 56.1900' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

(c) Deep Bay: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 22.9126' N - 76° 22.1612' W; running southerly to a point 35° 22.7717' N - 76° 22.1612' W; running westerly to a point 35° 22.7717' N - 76° 22.3377' W; running northerly to a point 35° 22.9126' N - 76° 22.3377' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

(d) West Bluff: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 18.3000' N - 76° 10.0890' W; running southerly to a point 35° 18.1460' N - 76° 10.0890' W; running westerly to a point 35° 18.1460' N - 76° 10.2760' W; running northerly to a point 35° 18.3000' N - 76° 10.2760' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

(e) Clam Shoal: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 17.4800' N - 75° 37.1800' W; running southerly to a point 35° 17.1873' N - 75° 37.1800' W; running westerly to a point 35° 17.1873' N - 75° 37.4680' W; running northerly to a point 35° 17.4800' N - 75° 37.4680' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

(f) Middle Bay: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 14.1580' N - 76° 30.1780' W; running southerly to a point 35° 14.1150' N - 76° 30.1780' W; running westerly to a point 35° 14.1150' N - 76° 30.3320' W; running northerly to a point 35° 14.1580' N - 76° 30.3320' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

(g) Ocracoke area: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 10.8150' N - 75° 59.6320' W; running southerly to a point 35° 10.6320' N - 75° 59.6320' W; running westerly to a point 35° 10.6320' N - 75° 59.8530' W; running northerly to a point 35° 10.8150' N - 75° 59.8530' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

(h) West Bay: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 34° 58.8517' N - 76° 21.3632' W; running southerly to a point 34° 58.7661' N - 76° 21.3632' W; running westerly to a point 34° 58.7661' N - 76° 21.4735' W; running northerly to a point 34° 58.8517' N - 76° 21.4735' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

(3) Neuse River: within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35° 00.4742' N - 76° 31.9550' W; running southerly to a point 35° 00.3920' N - 76° 31.9550' W; running westerly to a point 35° 00.3920' N - 76° 32.0550' W; running northerly to a point 35° 00.4742' N - 76° 32.0550' W; running easterly to the point of beginning.

History Note: Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑182; 113-201; 113-204; 143B‑289.52;

Eff. October 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2011;

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