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Part 10 - Sportfishing Regulations and Part 40 - Marine Fish (Striped Bass) - Express Terms

Express Terms

Part 10 of 6 NYCRR is amended to read as follows:

Existing paragraph 10.1(b)(18) is amended to reads as follows:

(b) Table A - Sportfishing regulations.

Species Open season Minimum length Daily limit
(18) Striped Bass (in the Hudson River and tributaries north of the George Washington Bridge and all inland waters) [March 16 ]April 1 through November 30 [18" TL]18" to 28" TL or > 40" TL (total length see ECL §13-0339[4]) 1

Subparagraph 10.2(j)(2)(f) is amended to read as follows:

(2) Table D - Fishing regulations for Delaware River and its West Branch bordering Pennsylvania.

Species Open season Minimum length Daily limit
('f') Striped bass All year 28" [2]1

Subdivision 40.1(f) is amended to read as follows:

Species Open season Minimum length Possession limit
Striped Bass (except the Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge) April 15 - Dec. 15 [Licensed Party/Charter Boat anglers]28" TL* [2]1
[All other anglers 28" to 40" TL] [1]
[>40" TL(Total length)*] [1]

Species Red drum through Atlantic menhaden remain the same.

Paragraph 40.1(g)(4) is repealed.

Subdivision 40.1(i) is amended to read as follows:

Species Open season Minimum length Trip limit
Striped Bass (the area east of a line drawn due north from the mouth of Wading River Creek & east of a line at 73 degrees 46 minutes west longitude, which is near the terminus of East Rockaway Inlet.) [Jul]June 1 - Dec 15# Not less than [24]28" TL nor greater than [36]38" TL See Subdivision (j) of this section

Species Red drum through Anadromous river herring remain the same.

Subparagraph40.1(j)(8)(v) is amended to read as follows:

(v) Beginning in 2005, and continuing at five year intervals, each striped bass commercial harvesters permit holder in the full share category must file with the department a complete copy of his or her federal or state income tax records from one of the preceding three years. Such tax records must be filed before the June 1 deadline for receipt of applications. Such tax records must demonstrate that the permit holder has, as stated in subparagraph (ii) above, maintained the 50 percent earned income level in order to remain a participant in the full share category. Failure to file a timely and complete copy of federal or state income tax records which demonstrate that the permit holder has maintained the 50 percent earned income level will result in the permit holder being placed into the partial share category. Thereafter, the rules pertaining to partial share permit holders provided in subparagraph (iv) above apply. This requirement shall be suspended in 2015, until either reinstituted upon notification by the department or replaced with an alternate system of determining shares and qualifications for shares.

Paragraph40.1(j)(9) is amended to read as follows:

(9) Applications for striped bass commercial harvesters permits will be accepted until close of business [June]May1. Any application for a striped bass commercial harvesters permit received after close of business [June]May1 will not be entertained by the department.