senate Bill S4974

Relates to the management of bluefish

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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.697
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6963

Summary

Relates to the management of bluefish.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6963
Versions:
S4974
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0340, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S4974

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

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

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

JUSTIFICATION:
DEC's regulatory authority over bluefish 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
13-0340, which sets forth the State's marine fisheries conservation
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4974

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. JOHNSON, GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation  to  the
  management of bluefish

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 13-0340 of the environmental conservation  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  152  of  the  laws  of 2007, is amended to read as
follows:
S 13-0340. Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix).
  The department may, until December thirty-first, two thousand [eleven]
FOURTEEN, fix by regulation measures  for  the  management  of  bluefish
(Pomatomus  saltatrix),  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 fishing effort and gear, and requirements relating to transpor-
tation, possession and sale, provided that such regulations are no  less
restrictive  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.
                                                           LBD08999-01-1

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