NYS Proposed Fish and Wildlife Regulations Open for Comment

Striped Bass Circle Hooks Revision & Minimum Size Limit for Whelks

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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.

Circle Hooks for Striped Bass

6 NYCRR Part 10, Part 19 & Part 40 – Striped Bass Circle Hooks Revision

The rule requires the use of circle hooks while recreationally fishing for striped bass when using bait.

  • 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 will be published in issue 19 of the State Register, dated May 12, 2021. This is a revision of a notice of proposed rule making that was published in the State Register on January 6, 2021.

Comment period is open through June 28, 2021.

Send written comments to:

Carol Hoffman
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
205 N. Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
E-mail: FW.Marine@dec.ny.gov
Subject: Striped Bass

Minimum Size Limit for Whelks

6 NYCRR Part 50 – Whelk

The rule would establish a minimum size limit of five and one-half inches shell length or three inches shell width, require the use of bait bags, establish gear marking, buoy line, pot size and daytime hauling requirements and restrict the placement of whelk pots near navigation channels. In addition, the proposed rule clarifies that marine and coastal district food fish and crustacea dealers and shippers license holders must report purchases of marine food fish, crustacea, horseshoe crabs and whelks from harvesters consistent with requirements currently in place in 6 NYCRR Parts 40 and 44.

  • 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 will be published in issue 16 of the State Register, dated April 21, 2021.

Comment period is open through June 21, 2021.

Send written comments to:

Kim McKown
New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation
205 Belle Mead Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Email: fw.marine@dec.ny.gov

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