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

Express Terms

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

Paragraph 10.1(b) (12) is amended to reads as follows:

(b) Table A - Sportfishing Regulations

Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit
(12) American eel All year [6] 9 " [50] 25 for individuals 50 for party/charter boat captain and crew

Part 11 of 6 NYCRR is amended to read as follows:

Subdivision 11.1(b) is amended to read as follows:

(b) The taking, possessing, sale or exposure for sale of American eel from the Harlem or East River is prohibited, except that American eels may be possessed only when [less than 14 inches in length,] total length is between 9 and 14 inches, for use or sale as bait.

Paragraph 11.2(b)(1) is amended to read as follows:

(1) Take or possess American eel, except when greater than 9 inches in length and less than 14 inches in length, for use as bait or for sale as bait;

Part 19 of 6NYCRR is amended to read as follows:

Paragraph 19.2(b)(5) is amended to read as follows:

(5) American eel ('Anguilla rostrata'): Delaware River, [six-inch] nine-inch minimum size limit; and the Hudson River downstream from the Federal Dam at Troy to the Battery at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, between [6] 9 and 14 inches.

Part 36 of 6 NYCRR is amended to read as follows:

Paragraph 36.1(c) (1) is amended to read as follows:

(1) Size of eel pots. Eel pots shall not be more than six feet long, nor more than 12 inches in diameter if round, nor more than 12 inches square if in square form. The aperture or mouth of any eel pot shall be not more than two inches in its greatest diameter. Fixtures or wings of any kind attached to or used in connection with eel pots is prohibited. Minimum mesh size must be 1 inch by ½inch, unless such pots contain an escape panel that is at least four inches square with a mesh size of one inch by one-half inch located so that the panel is on a side, but not at the bottom of a pot.

Part 37 of 6 NYCRR is amended to read as follows:

Paragraph 37.1(a) (12) is amended to read as follows:

(12) northern pike; [and]

Paragraph 37.1(a) (13) is amended to read as follows:

(13) channel catfish[.] ; and

New paragraph 37.1(a) (14) is adopted to read as follows:

(14) American eel.

Subdivision 37.1(b) is repealed.

Part 40 of 6 NYCRR is amended to read as follows:

Existing subdivision 40.1 (f) is amended to read as follows:

Species Striped bass through Tautog remain the same.

Species American Eel is amended to read as follows:

(f) Table A - Recreational Fishing

Species Open Season Minimum length Possession limit
American eel All year [6"] 9" TL [50] 25 for individuals 50 for party/charter boat captain and crew

Species Pollock through Atlantic Menhaden remain the same.

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

(i) Table B - Commercial Fishing

Species Striped bass through Tautog remain the same.

Species American eel is amended to read as follows:

Species Open Season Minimum length Trip limit
American eel All year [6"] 9" TL no limit

Species Pollock through Anadromous River Herring remain the same.