senate Bill S229

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides that lobster permits shall be transferable between persons who each possess a food fish license

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 07, 2009 referred to environmental conservation

S229 - Bill Details

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Environmental Conservation Law

S229 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S229

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
transfer of lobster permits


PURPOSE :
Provides that lobster permits shall be non-transferable except that
lobster permits may be transferable between persons who each posses a
food fish license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 13-0329 of the environmental
conservation law is amended.

JUSTIFICATION :
The current law makes no provision for the transfer of lobster
licenses between the holders of valid food fish permits.

Eastern Long Island is home to generations of commercial fishermen and
existing laws and quotas are making it difficult for many to continue
fishing as a way to support their families. Area fishermen need to
continue finding new opportunities within the industry. Specifically,
if a fisherman purchases a lobster business in which his first mate
holds a lobster license, that license should be transferable if said
first mate leaves the business and wishes to transfer his license to
another fisherman, who currently holds a food fish license.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08, S.664; 2005-06, S.1338; 2003-04, S.1031; 2001-02, S.3263.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
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