senate Bill S5192

Relates to the management of crabs

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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.714
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6952

Summary

Relates to the management of crabs.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6952
Versions:
S5192
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-0331, En Con L

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BILL NUMBER:S5192

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

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

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

JUSTIFICATION:
The DEC's regulatory authority over crabs 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 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5192

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ZELDIN, 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 crabs

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

  Section 1.   Subdivision 7 of section  13-0331  of  the  environmental
conservation  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 152 of the laws of 2007, is
amended to read as follows:
  7. The department  may,  until  December  thirty-first,  two  thousand
[eleven] FIFTEEN, fix by regulation measures for the management of crabs
of  any  kind  including  horseshoe  crabs (Limulus sp.), 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 transportation, 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 Commis-
sion 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.
                                                           LBD09000-01-1

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