senate Bill S5087

Relates to the regulation of the landing of lobsters

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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.709
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7631

Summary

Relates to the regulation of the landing of lobsters.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7631
Versions:
S5087
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-0329, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S5087

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

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

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would extend the DEC's authority to fix, by regulation,
management measures for lobsters in State waters until December 31,
2015.

JUSTIFICATION:
The DEC's regulatory authority over lobsters 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
interjurisdictional 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 366 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5087

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 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
  landing of lobsters

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 16 of  section  13-0329  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 366 of the laws of 2007, is
amended to read as follows:
  16. The department may,  until  December  thirty-first,  two  thousand
[eleven] FIFTEEN, adopt regulations for Atlantic States Marine Fisheries
Commission  Areas  One,  Two,  Three, Four, Five, and Outer Cape Cod, to
implement conservation measures that affect landings of lobsters, pursu-
ant to the recommendations of the respective Area's Lobster Conservation
Management Team as required by the Interstate Fishery Plan for  Lobsters
adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11253-01-1

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