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NYS Offshore Wind Open Houses
Crustacean Omnibus Regulatory Package Update (Proposed Terrapin Excluder Device Areas)

NYS Offshore Wind Open House

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is leading the development of offshore wind on behalf of the State. Throughout 2017, NYSERDA is conducting extensive stakeholder outreach and directing more than twenty studies and surveys to ensure offshore wind is developed responsibly. This work will culminate in the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, to be released by the end of 2017. Central to the Master Plan is a concerted effort to gather input from various stakeholder groups, including commercial, for-hire, and recreational fisheries. As part of its public outreach, NYSERDA invites you to several public open houses in August. Details are outlined below.

The purpose of these open houses is to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to learn about the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan (link leaving DEC). During these open houses, NYSERDA would also like to learn about the stakeholders of New York in an effort to understand and deconflict offshore wind development and operation.

Any member of the public is welcome to attend.

Monday, August 14, 2017, 6-8pm (Presentation and Q&A at 6:30pm)
Queens Library at Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6-8pm (Presentation and Q&A at 6:30pm)
St. George Library Center
5 Central Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6-8pm (Presentation and Q&A at 6:30pm)
New York Aquarium, Education Hall
602 Surf Ave at West 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Crustacean Omnibus Regulatory Package Update

This regulatory package, which includes the requirement for terrapin excluder devices (TEDs) measuring 1-3/4" x 4-3/4" on commercial crab pots set in near shore harbors, creeks, coves, rivers and tributaries, will be available for public comment this spring.

The department expects to adopt this rulemaking this summer.

We are notifying you of the timing of this rule implementation so that you may consider installing TEDs on your crab pots before you begin setting your crab pots this year; or you may choose to install the TEDs on your crab pots when the rule goes into effect this summer.

A small number of TEDs (provided by TNC and Seatuck) will be available to crab pot fishers that have reported blue crab landings within the last two years (2015 and/or 2016) as of March 1, 2017, on a first come/first serve basis at no cost. Please contact us at 631-444-0429 or NYBlueCrab@dec.ny.gov for more information.

The following maps demonstrate proposed TED areas:

Proposed TED areas for eastern New York, marine and coastal districts
Proposed TED areas for western New York, marine and coastal districts.

Proposed TED areas for eastern New York, marine and coastal districts
Proposed TED areas fro central New York, marine and coastal districts.


Proposed TED areas for eastern New York, marine and coastal districts.
Proposed TED areas for eastern New York, marine and coastal districts.