S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 2, 2011
Introduced by Sens. MARTINS, JOHNSON, GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
management of weakfish
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 13-0340-a of the environmental conservation law,
as amended by chapter 152 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as
S 13-0340-a. Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis).
The department may, until December thirty-first, two thousand [eleven]
FOURTEEN, fix by regulation measures for the management of weakfish
(Cynoscion regalis), including size limits, catch and possession limits,
open and closed seasons, closed areas, restrictions on the manner of
taking and landing, requirements for permits and eligibility therefor,
recordkeeping requirements, requirements on the amount and type of fish-
ing effort and gear, and requirements relating to transportation,
possession and sale, provided that such regulations are no less restric-
tive than requirements set forth in this chapter and provided further
that such regulations are consistent with the compliance requirements of
applicable fishery management plans adopted by the Atlantic States
Marine Fisheries Commission and with applicable provisions of fishery
management plans adopted pursuant to the Federal Fishery Conservation
and Management Act (16 U.S.C. S 1800 et seq.).
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.