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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, Section 1.31 - Hunting Black Bear

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

Comments will be accepted from May 21, 2014 through July 7, 2014.

Send comments to:
Jeremy Hurst
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754

or e-mail comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 1, Section 1.31 - Hunting Black Bear

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

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

Comments will be accepted from June 4, 2014 through July 21, 2014.

Send comments to:
Bryan Swift
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754

or e-mail comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 1 - Single Species and Part 2 - More Than One Species (Hunting with Crossbows)

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

Comments will be accepted from July 16, 2014 through September 1, 2014.

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

or e-mail comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Parts 10, 11, 19, 36, 37 and 40, Section 40.1 - Harvest Restrictions for American Eel

Part 41, Section 41.3 - Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands

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

Comments will be accepted from March 26, 2014 through May 12, 2014.

Send comments to:
Melissa Albino Hegeman
NYSDEC
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733

or e-mail comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 41 - Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands

Emergency Regulations

None at this time.

Recently Adopted Regulations

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 2, Section 2.20, Part 6, Sections 6.2 and 6.4 - More Than One Species (Bobcat)

This rulemaking was necessary to make existing bobcat hunting and trapping seasons uniform and to establish new bobcat hunting and trapping season in the southern tier.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.
  • Assessment of Public Comment - DEC assessment of public input on amendments to 6NYCRR Part 2, Section 2.20, Part 6, Sections 6.2 and 6.4 - More Than One Species (Bobcat)

Adopted on June 12, 2013. Effective: June 12, 2013.

Part 2, Section 2.30 - Migratory Game Birds (Snow Goose)

This rulemaking was necessary to revise regulations governing hunting of Snow Geese in 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 June 12, 2013. Effective: June 12, 2013.

Part 44 - Lobsters and Crabs

This rulemaking was necessary to implement ASMFC American Lobster Fishery Management Plan Addendum XVII and remain in compliance with 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 June 12, 2013. Effective: June 12, 2013.

Part 173 - Falconry Regulations

This rulemaking was necessary to implement changes to New York State's falconry regulations.

  • 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 17, 2013. Effective: July 17, 2013.

Part 180, Section 180.9 - Miscellaneous Regulations (Bighead Carp)

This rulemaking was necessary to repeal the current exemption for the sale of bighead carp.

  • 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 7, 2013. Effective August 7, 2013.

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

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

  • 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 24, 2013. Effective July 24, 2013.

Part 40, Section 40.1 - Marine Fish - Open Seasons, Size and Catch Limits (Atlantic Menhaden)

This rulemaking was necessary to implement Amendment 2 of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to decrease harvest by 20 percent in order to end overfishing on the stock and remain in compliance with the plan.

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

Adopted on October 16, 2013. Effective October 16, 2013.

Part 41 - 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 January 29, 2014. Effective January 29, 2014.

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.


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