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New York's Marine & Coastal District Waters

Map of the marine and coastal district waters in New York State

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