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Bureau of Fisheries

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 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 and Wildlife program goals:

  • Ecosystem Protection - Protect, Enhance, and Restore New York's Fish and Wildlife and the Ecosystems That Support Them
  • Fish and Wildlife Extension - Help Provide New York Residents and Visitors with the Knowledge to Appreciate Fish and Wildlife and Their Habitats
  • Recreation, Use and Allocation - Provide a Wide Array of Opportunities to Enjoy Fish and Wildlife
  • Protection of Human Health, Safety and Welfare - Minimize Fish and Wildlife 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

  • Contact for this Page
  • NYSDEC
    Bureau of Fisheries
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-4753
    518-402-8920
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