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Part 40 Marine Fish - Recreational Bluefish - Express Terms

Existing subdivision 40.1(f) of 6 NYCRR is amended to read as follows:

In Table A, Species Striped bass (except the Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge) through Species Weakfish remains the same.

Species Bluefish is amended to read as follows:

40.1(f) Table A - Recreational fishing.

Species Open Season Minimum Length Possession Limit
Bluefish licensed party/charter boat anglers ### All year [No minimum size limit for the first 10 fish; 12" TL for the next 5 fish] No minimum size limit [15, no more than 10 of which shall be less than 12" TL] 5
Bluefish all other anglers All year No minimum size limit 3

Species Winter flounder through species Atlantic menhaden remain the same.

Footnote * through footnote **** remain the same.

New footnote ### is added to read as follows:

### See special regulations contained in paragraph (h)(4) of this section.

Subdivision 40.1(g) remains the same.

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

(h) Summer flounder [and] scup, and bluefish recreational fishing-special regulations.

Paragraphs 40.1(h)(1) through 40.1(h)(3) remain the same.

New paragraph 40.1(h)(4) is added to read as follows:

(4) Party and charter boat license holders must provide each customer who possesses more than 3 bluefish with a commercially printed, dated original fare receipt, bearing the vessel's name and the permit number. The customer of any licensed party or charter boat who lands or possesses more than 3 bluefish must possess an original receipt from that party or charter boat.

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