New York's Marine & Coastal District Waters
Marine and Coastal District
Marine and coastal district waters are under both state and town regulation and authority, and include:
- Ocean waters that are within three miles from the state's coastline, including the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island Sound and embayments.
- Tidal Hudson River waters running south of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Federal Waters/Exclusive Economic Zone
Federal waters or the "exclusive economic zone (EEZ)" include ocean waters that are 3 to 200 miles from shore. These waters are under federal regulation and authority. Federal fishery regulations for the northeast can be found at www.nero.noaa.gov/nero/regs