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Bureau of Fisheries

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, Bureau of Fisheries delivers a diverse program and annually conducts a wide array of activities to accomplish its mission to:

Conserve and enhance New York State's abundant and diverse populations of freshwater fishes while providing the public with quality recreational angling opportunities.

Most of the Bureau's activities fall within five Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources program goals:

  • Ecosystem Protection - Protect, Enhance and Restore New York's Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources and the Ecosystems That Support Them
  • Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources Extension - Help Provide New York Residents and Visitors with the Knowledge to Appreciate Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources and Their Habitats
  • Recreation, Use and Allocation - Provide a Wide Array of Opportunities to Enjoy Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
  • Protection of Human Health, Safety and Welfare - Minimize Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resource related Negative Impacts on Natural Resources; and Human Health, Safety and Land Use
  • Organizational Effectiveness - Foster and Maintain an Organization That Effectively Achieves Our Mission

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    Bureau of Fisheries
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-4753
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