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South Piont fishing on Ocracoke

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South Piont fishing on Ocracoke

FYI

Any one who fishes Ocracoke will fish South Point , At this time it is closed to fishing you can go to this site to see the post about it . Its all over birds I know they have rights too but 4 eggs

fishtradewinds.com/cgi-bin/twreport.cgi…

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1. Re: South Piont fishing on Ocracoke

Fish, here are some websites that explain what kinds of birds they are and why they are going to such lengths to protect them:

nps.gov/applications/…

blogs.newsobserver.com/beach/index.php…

fws.gov/northeast/pipingplover/overview.html

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2. Re: South Piont fishing on Ocracoke

Effective July 21, NPS has

opened a daytime access pass-through corridor to South Point along the

ocean shoreline. Access is permitted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. NPS staff will

relocate the brood each morning before the pass-through corridor is

reopened and will monitor the chicks during daylight hours. NPS will

re-evaluate the situation each day to determine if the night time closure

continues to be necessary.

Visitors using the South Point pass-through corridor are required to have

an “access pass,” which is simply an information sheet to notify visitors

of basic restrictions related to the closure. Restrictions include the

following:

Ø Access is open when the barricade is open.

Ø Vehicle speed limit is 10 mph.

Ø No stopping or parking in pass-through corridor.

Ø No pedestrians or pets outside of vehicle in pass-through corridor.

Ø Pets must be leashed at all other locations.

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3. Re: South Piont fishing on Ocracoke

Another update on South Point

ACCESS UPDATE AT SOUTH POINT OCRACOKE

Heavy rain swept through the South Point of Ocracoke on Sunday, July 23, 2006 complicating National Park Service (NPS) efforts to reopen off-road vehicle (ORV) access to South Point during daylight hours. NPS biological technicians were unable to find the chick after the rainstorm had passed. The area remained closed all day Sunday, July 23, and will remain closed Monday, July 24 while intensive monitoring efforts continue.

South Point on Ocracoke Island had been closed to all access 0.8 mile south of Ramp 72 since July 12, 2006 when a brood of three piping plover chicks hatched at a nest on the Oceanside shoreline. The chicks subsequently moved to a foraging area on the sound side shoreline, two chicks were lost, and as of July 21 one chick remained in the same general area. On Friday, July 21, 2006, Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray announced that effective the same day the NPS would open a daytime access pass-through corridor to South Point along the ocean shoreline. Access would be permitted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reopening has been contingent upon NPS staff finding the chick each morning before the pass-through corridor is reopened. Daylight access was reopened on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22.

“We regret the inconvenience and uncertainty the current situation has caused park visitors,” said Superintendent Mike Murray, “but believe we must err on the side of caution in protecting the piping plover chick. The situation is day-to-day and likely will be resolved one way or another in the next few days. We will continue our intensive monitoring efforts and reopen access as soon as we think it is prudent to do so.”

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