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Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources Proposed, Emergency and Recently Adopted Regulations

Proposed Regulations

How to Comment on Proposed Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources Regulations

Part 1, Sections 1.11 and 1.24 - Deer Hunting Seasons; Special Seasons for Deer of Either Sex in Suffolk County

This rulemaking is necessary to expand and simplify deer hunting seasons and regulations in Suffolk County.

Comments will be accepted from October 22, 2014 through December 8, 2014.

Send comments to:
Bryan L. Swift
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

or e-mail comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 1, Sections 1.11 and 1.24 - Deer Hunting Seasons; Special Seasons for Deer of Either Sex in Suffolk County

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

This rulemaking is necessary to reduce fishing mortality of striped bass to promote stable fish populations, and to remain in compliance with the ASMFC FMP.

Comments will be accepted from April 1, 2015 through May 18, 2015.

Send comments to:
Carol Hoffman
NYSDEC
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733

or e-mail comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 10 Sporting Regulations and Part 40 Marine Fish (Striped Bass)

Part 40, Section 40.7 - Coastal Sharks - Open Seasons, Size and Catch Limits

This rulemaking is necessary to make state regulations consistent with federal rules and maintain compliance with the ASMFC Interstate FMP for coastal sharks.

Comments will be accepted from November 26, 2014 through January 12, 2015.

Send comments to:
Stephen W. Heins
NYSDEC
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733

or e-mail comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 40, Section 40.7 - Coastal Sharks - Open Seasons, Size and Catch Limits

Part 40 - Marine Fish - Open Seasons, Size and Catch Limits (Winter Flounder)

This rulemaking is necessary to extend the recreational winter flounder fishing open season from April 1 - May 30 to March 1 - December 31.

Comments will be accepted from January 28, 2015 through March 16, 2015.

Send comments to:
Stephen W. Heins
NYSDEC
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733

or e-mail comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 40 - Marine Fish - Open Seasons, Size and Catch Limits (Winter Flounder)

Part 44, Section 44.1 - Lobsters

This rulemaking is necessary to implement ASMFC American Lobster Fishery Management Plan Addendum XVII and allow the lobster stock to rebuild.

Comments will be accepted from February 18, 2015 through April 6, 2015.

Send comments to:
Kim McKown
NYSDEC
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733

or e-mail comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 44, Section 44.1 - Lobsters

Emergency Regulations

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

This rulemaking is necessary to reduce fishing mortality of striped bass to promote stable fish populations, and to remain in compliance with the ASMFC FMP.

Adopted on March 17, 2015. Expires: June 15, 2015.

Part 44, Section 44.1 - Lobsters

This rulemaking is necessary to implement ASMFC American Lobster Fishery Management Plan Addendum XVII and allow the lobster stock to rebuild.

Adopted on January 30, 2015. Expires: April 29, 2015.

Part 49, Section 49.1- Bay Scallops (Argopecten irradians)

This rulemaking is necessary to provide additional harvesting opportunities to commercial bay scallop harvesters due to extreme winter conditions this year.

Adopted on March 27, 2015. Expires: June 25, 2015.

Recently Adopted Regulations

Part 180, Section 180.12 - Eurasian Boar

This rulemaking was necessary to prohibit the taking of Eurasian boars by hunting or trapping in order to support eradication efforts of USDA and DEC.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on April 23, 2014. Effective April 23, 2014.

Part 59, Section 59.4, Part 190, Section 190.24 - Aquatic Invasive Species Control at State Boat Launching and Fishing Access Sites

This rulemaking was necessary to prevent boats carrying visible invasive species from launching at DEC facilities or leaving these facilities.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on June 4, 2014. Effective June 4, 2014.

Part 40, Section 40.1 - Marine Fish - Open Seasons, Size and Catch Limits (Summer Flounder {Fluke}, and Black Sea Bass)

This rulemaking was necessary to maximize recreational angler opportunities for popular finfish species while staying in compliance with the ASMFC.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on July 23, 2014. Effective: July 23, 2014.

Part 1, Section 1.31 - Hunting Black Bear

This rulemaking was necessary to expand bear hunting opportunities and increase harvests to help stabilize or reduce populations.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on August 6, 2014. Effective August 6, 2014.

Part 1 - Single Species and Part 2 - More Than One Species (Hunting with Crossbows)

This rulemaking was necessary to authorize use of a crossbow during certain big and small game hunting seasons.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on August 27, 2014. Effective: August 27, 2014.

Part 41, Section 41.3 - Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands

This rulemaking was necessary to reclassify underwater lands to prohibit the harvest of shellfish.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on September 24, 2014. Effective: September 24, 2014.

Parts 10, 11, 19, 36, 37 and 40 - Sportfishing, Use of Bait, Gear, Prohibited Sale of Certain Fish, and Marine Fish (American eel)

This rulemaking was necessary to reduce fishing mortality of American eel in order to promote stable fish populations, and to remain in compliance with the ASMFC.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on December 10, 2014. Effective: December 10, 2014.

Part 189 - Chronic Wasting Disease

This rulemaking was necessary to prevent importation of chronic wasting disease infectious material from the State of Ohio into New York.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on February 11, 2015. Effective: February 11, 2015.

Parts 10, 18, 19 and 35 - Sportfishing Regulations;Taking Bait; Use of Bait, Fish for Bait, and Bait Fish; Licenses

This rulemaking was necessary to revise sportfishing regulations and associated activities including the commercial collection, sale and use of baitfish.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on March 11, 2015. Effective April 1, 2015.


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