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New York City Reports

DEC regularly monitors and evaluates the health of the state's fish populations in order to enhance and/or restore the fisheries. One method of accomplishing this is by undertaking regular surveys to gather data. Below you will find links to reports on freshwater lakes and ponds in NYC.

Manhattan

Harlem Meer Fisheries Report (PDF)(206 KB)

    Harlem Meer Fisheries Report

    Staten Island

    Brooklyn

    2014 Prospect Park Lake Creel Report (PDF) (684 KB)

    Queens

    Northern Snakeheads in New York City (PDF) (993 KB). 2016 article published in Northeastern Naturalist, 23(1):11-24. The publisher, the Eagle Hill Institute, allows download of this article through the DEC website, however, any further distribution or reproduction, in whole or in part, except for personal research purposes, without written permission of the publisher, the Eagle Hill Institute, is prohibited.

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