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Map of Prohibited Crab Dredging Areas

The following areas are closed to crab dredging. Local towns may have additional restrictions on catch limits, size limits, season, type of gear and may require residency and additional permits. Please contact towns for more information.

Map of prohibited crab dredging areas
Prohibited areas for crab dredging in New York State: Crabs shall not be taken by dredging in 1-the waters of Richmond County;
2- Hempstead Bay and South Oyster Bay in the county of Nassau; 3- or in the waters of Great South Bay west of Captree bridge in
the county of Suffolk. Commercial fishing prohibited in Gateway National Park and crab dredging prohibited in TNC Submerged Lands.