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Marine Resources Proposed, Emergency and Recently Adopted Regulations

Proposed Regulations

State residents, stakeholders, and regulated parties have the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. Information on how to comment on proposed fish and wildlife regulations is available online.

6 NYCRR Part 49 - Bay Scallops

This rule making is necessary to clarify the current size limit provisions in regulation for taking of bay scallops. This proposal will amend Section 49.1 to clarify the legal-size limit in regulation for the taking of bay scallops which requires that only those scallops measuring no less than 2 ¼ inches from the middle of the hinge to the middle of the bill and having an annual growth line may be taken. This regulation is needed to eliminate any confusion for commercial and recreational shellfish harvesters. This proposed consensus regulation will not change the size limit for the taking of bay scallops but will only provide clearer language to make it consistent with the legal-size limit established by law in 2005. This rule making ensures adequate protection of juvenile bay scallops to allow them to spawn at least once prior to harvest which is needed to support a sustainable bay scallop population and fishery.

  • Text of Proposed Regulation - Underlined working found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is the material to be deleted.

Public comments will be accepted from December 7, 2017 through January 22, 2018.

Send comments to:

Debra A. Barnes
NYSDEC
205 N Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Telephone: (631) 444-0477
Email: FW.marine@dec.ny.gov

6 NYCRR Parts 44, 50 - Whelk and Crab

This rule making is necessary to promote prudent management strategies for crabs, horseshoe crabs and whelk.

Comment period is closed.


6 NYCRR Part 43 - Non-Atlantic Surfclam

This rule making is necessary to modify the permit requirements for the surfclam fishery in New York State waters outside the Atlantic Ocean. The rule making was filed as a consensus rule making; DEC seeks to reduce the paperwork burden on permit holders and streamline the permitting process.

  • Text of Proposed Regulation - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is the material to be deleted.

Comment period closed.

6 NYCRR Part 40 - Summer Flounder

This rule making is necessary to satisfy the latest reduction in the harvest of summer flounder as required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Comment period closed

Emergency Regulations

None at this time.

Recently Adopted Regulations

6 NYCRR Section 40.1 - Marine Fish

This rule making was necessary to allow the filleting of striped bass on party and charter boats in the marine and coastal district.

  • Text of Proposed Regulation - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.

Adopted January 4, 2017. Effective January 4, 2017.

6 NYCRR Section 40.1 - Marine Fish - The Management of Menhaden

This rule making is necessary to add menhaden and the menhaden trip limit to Table B - Commercial Fishing of 6 NYCRR subdivision 40.1(I)

  • Text of Proposed Regulation - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.

Adopted October 26, 2016. Effective October 26, 2016.

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