Legislators mull fisheries fund proposal

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:51 AM.

It also involves closing Albemarle Sound, Currituck Sound, Alligator River, the upper Pungo River, the upper Neuse River and part of Pamlico River to shellfish harvesting, as these waters will no longer be tested or surveyed for shoreline pollution sources.

“Environmental conditions in these waters, such as salinity levels, are not conducive to growing oysters and clams. Little or no shellfish harvest occurs in these areas currently,” Elliot said.

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