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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 Parts 44, 50 - Whelk and Crab

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

Comment period closed

Send comments to:
Kim McKown
205 N Belle Mead Rd, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733

or email comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 44, 50 - Whelk and Crab

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.

Send comments to:
Jennifer O'Dwyer
205 N Belle Mead Rd, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733

or email comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 43 - Non-Atlantic Surfclam.

Emergency Regulations

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

Send comments to:
John Maniscalco
205 N Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733

or email comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 40 - Summer Flounder.

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.


6 NYCRR Subpart 43-2 - Atlantic Ocean Surfclam Management

This rulemaking is necessary to amend surfclam regulations to provide consistency with management measures of the Fishery Management Plan.

  • 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 July 27, 2016. Effective July 27, 2016.

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