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Marine Resources Regulatory Revisions

Proposed, Emergency and Recently Adopted Regulations

Proposed Regulations

State residents, stakeholders, and regulated parties have the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. Information on how to comment on proposed fish and wildlife regulations is available online.

6 NYCRR Part 41 - Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands (2019)

This rulemaking is necessary to prevent the harvest of shellfish from areas that do not meet water quality standard and protect the public health. This rulemaking also increases opportunities for shellfish harvest from areas whose water quality now meets the standards.

  • Text of Rule - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.
  • Regulatory Impact Statement

This notice was published in issue 31 of the State Register, dated July 31, 2019.

Comments will be accepted from July 31, 2019 September 30, 2019

Send comments to:

Kevin Ryan
NYSDEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Mead Rd, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631-444-0461
Email: FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov

6 NYCRR Part 40 - Marine Fish - Recreational Scup

This rulemaking will provide a year-round open fishing season for recreational scup, and increases the party/charter boat possession limit to 50 fish per angler during Sept 1 - Oct 31.

  • Text of Rule - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.
  • Regulatory Impact Statement

The emergency rule went into effect on June 20, 2019 and will remain in effect for 90 days.

This notice will be published in issue 28 of the State Register, dated July 10, 2019.

Comments will be accepted from July 10, 2019 through September 9, 2019.

Send comments to:

Rachel Sysak
NYSDEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631-444-0469
Email: FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov

6 NYCRR Part 40 - Commercial Scup

This rulemaking is necessary to implement the required measures to remain consistent with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries regulations.

  • Text of Rule - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.
  • Regulatory Impact Statement

This notice was published in issue 18 of the State Register, dated May 1, 2019.

Comment period is closed.

Send comments to:

Gina Fanelli
NYSDEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631-444-0476
Email: gina.fanelli@dec.ny.gov

Emergency Regulations

6 NYCRR Part 41 - Sanitary Conditions of Shellfish Lands (2019)

This rulemaking is necessary to prevent the harvest of shellfish from areas that do not meet water quality standard and protect the public health. This rulemaking also increases opportunities for shellfish harvest from areas whose water quality now meets the standards.

  • Text of Rule - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.
  • Regulatory Impact Statement

The emergency rule went into effect on July 12, 2019 and will remain in effect for 90 days.

This notice will be published in issue 31 of the State Register, dated July 31, 2019.

6 NYCRR Part 40 - Marine Fish - Recreational Scup

This rulemaking will provide a year-round open fishing season for recreational scup, and increases the party/charter boat possession limit to 50 fish per angler during Sept 1 - Oct 31.

  • Text of Rule - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.
  • Regulatory Impact Statement

The emergency rule went into effect on June 20, 2019 and will remain in effect for 90 days.

This notice will be published in issue 28 of the State Register, dated July 10, 2019.

6 NYCRR Part 40 - Commercial Scup

This rulemaking is necessary to implement the required measures to remain consistent with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries regulations.

  • Text of Rule - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.
  • Regulatory Impact Statement

This notice was published in issue 18 of the State Register, dated May 1, 2019.

Comment period is closed.

Send comments to:

Gina Fanelli
NYSDEC - Division of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631-444-0476
Email: gina.fanelli@dec.ny.gov

Recently Adopted Regulations

6 NYCRR Part 44 - Jonah Crab

This rulemaking is necessary to implement the required measures of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Jonah Crab Fishery Management Plan.

  • Text of Rule - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.

Adopted on June 5, 2019. Effective on June 5, 2019.

6 NYCRR Part 40 - Striped Bass

This rulemaking proposes to open the commercial striped bass season two weeks earlier. There will be no changes to the commercial striped bass quota.

  • Text of Rule - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.

Adopted on May 15, 2019. Effective on May 15, 2019.

6 NYCRR Part 41 - Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Lands

This rulemaking is necessary to prevent the harvest of shellfish from areas that do not meet water quality standard and protect the public health. This rulemaking also increases opportunities for shellfish harvest from areas whose water quality now meets the standards.

  • Text of Proposed Regulation - Underlined wording found in the text of the express terms is material to be added to the regulations. Wording found within brackets [ ] is material to be deleted.

Adopted on November 14, 2018. Effective on November 14, 2018.

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