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Part 96: Fishing In The Hempstead Lake Cooperator Area

Contents:

Sec.

§96.0 Introduction

The regulations governing fishing in the Hempstead Lake Cooperator Area ("the area") in Nassau County shall be as set forth in this Part.

§96.1 Restrictions

No person shall trespass for any purpose whatsoever, except persons authorized by the Long Island State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission or the Department of Environmental Conservation, in the area within any area posted with "Restricted Area" signs.

§96.2 Fishing

No person shall fish in the area other than outside areas posted with "Restricted Area" signs. Fishing shall be subject to the following regulations:

(a) No person shall fish from December 1 through April 30.

(b) No person shall fish from sunset to sunrise.

(c) No person shall fish from or use a boat, canoe or any type of flotation device.

§96.3 Minimum Size and Daily Creel Limits

Minimum size and daily creel limits for fishing in the area shall be as follows:

(a) No person shall take black bass less than 15 inches in length.

(b) No person shall take more than three black bass per day.

(c) No person shall take pickerel less than 18 inches in length.

(d) No person shall take more than three pickerel per day.

(e) Yellow perch, carp, sunfish and bullheads may be taken in any size and any number.

§96.4 Regulations

Use of the area for fishing shall be subject to the following regulations:

(a) No person shall swim or bathe at any time in the area.

(b) No person shall enter or leave the area other than via established entrances or exits.

(c) No person shall park a vehicle other than in a designated parking area.

(d) No person shall build or maintain a fire other than in a fireplace located in a park picnic area.

(e) No person shall use alcoholic beverages in the area.

(f) No person shall bring a pet of any kind in the area.

(g) No person shall dispose of trash, waste or other litter other than in receptacles provided.

(h) No person shall injure, deface, disturb or befoul any part or area of buildings, signs, equipment or other property in the area.

(i) No person shall pick, remove, injure or destroy any tree, flower, fern, shrub, rock or other plant or mineral in the area.

(j) No person shall use threatening, abusive, insulting or obscene language or perform any obscene or indecent act.

(k) No person shall engage in, instigate, aid or encourage a contention or fight or assault any person, throw stones or other missiles or do any act tending to or amounting to a breach of peace.

§96.5 General Provisions

The general provisions shall be as follows:

(a) No person shall fail to adhere to the rules and regulations of the Long Island State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission applicable to the area.

(b) Except as otherwise provided for in this Part, no person shall fail to adhere to the provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law, and regulations fixed by order pursuant thereto, in relation to open seasons, fishing hours, manner of taking and other regulations as they apply to fishing in the area.