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