MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries announced Wednesday that as of Thursday, all coastal waters in North Carolina will temporarily close to shellfishing.

This temporary closures is due to the impending effects of Hurricane Dorian. No person may take or attempt to take any oysters, clams or mussels or possess, sell or offer for sale any oysters, clams or mussels taken from the state's coastal waters. This includes coastal waters in Carteret County. 

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