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Part 86: Public Use Of The Mount Sinai Harbor Wetlands Cooperator Area

Contents:

Sec.

§86.0 Introduction

The regulations governing public use of the Mount Sinai Harbor Wetlands Cooperator Area shall be as follows.

§86.1 Definition

The Mount Sinai Harbor Wetlands Cooperator Area refers to the area of salt marsh and tidal flats south of the dredged zone and below the mean high tide line in Mount Sinai Harbor, Long Island, NY. The exact boundaries of the area are on file in the Department of Environmental Conservation office at Stony Brook. The area is also posted with signs erected by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

§86.2 Shellfishing

Shellfishing has been reserved by the Town of Brookhaven for citizen-residents only and subject to the following restrictions:

(a) A permit from the town must be obtained to take in excess of one-half bushel of shellfish per person per day.

(b) The use of a dredge is prohibited.

(c) No shellfishing is permitted on Sundays.

(d) Oysters may not be taken from May 1 to September 1 inclusive, and shall be in excess of five inches in length.

(e) Hard clams shall be not less than one inch in thickness.

(f) Soft shell clams shall be not less than two inches in length.

This section in no way suspends or negates any other existing State or town regulation pertaining to the taking of shellfish.

§86.3 Vehicular Use

The use of air boats, all-terrain vehicles and ground effect machines is prohibited.

§86.4 Water Skiing

Water skiing is prohibited.

§86.5 General Provisions

(a) Fires are prohibited.

(b) No person shall remove, cut or willfully damage or destroy living vegetation of any kind, except pursuant to written permission of the regional supervisor or his agent.

(c) Other than moored vessels, all personal property shall be removed from the area at the time of leaving the area.

(d) Trespassing for any purpose whatsoever is prohibited within any area posted with "restricted area" signs, except pursuant to written permission of the regional supervisor or his agent.

(e) No person shall discard or deposit any trash, waste or litter on lands or waters except in waste receptacles when provided for such purpose.