senate Bill S4964

Relates to the management of weak-fish

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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.687
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6887

Summary

Relates to the management of weakfish.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6887
Versions:
S4964
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0340-a, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S4964

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
management
of weakfish

PURPOSE:
To extend the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC)
authority to manage weakfish.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would extend the DEC's authority to fix, by regulation,
management measures for weakfish in State waters until December
31, 2014.

JUSTIFICATION:
The DEC's regulatory authority over weakfish is necessary in order to
preserve the current regulatory program. Failure to extend the
existing regulatory authority by December 31, 2011 will result in the
loss of regulatory protection of these species. Moreover, regulatory
authority is critical for New York State to maintain compliance with
Fishery Management Plans for important marine and anadromous fish
species along the coast. Failure to make necessary regulatory changes
required by Fishery Management Plans places New York in jeopardy of
closure of commercial and recreational fisheries. Finally, ECL
13-0105, which sets forth the State's marine fisheries conservation
and management policy, provides that this policy shall be carried out
through achievement of certain objectives. One of these objectives is
that the state's transboundary and migratory species shall be
consistent with any inter-jurisdictional management plans, interstate
or state-federal. Regulatory authority provides the mechanism to
react timely to the ever changing fishery management plans.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Last extended by Chapter 152 of the laws of 2007.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4964

                       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-
  mental Conservation

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
follows:
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.
                                                           LBD09008-01-1

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