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SECTION 13-0323
Oysters; prohibited acts
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 13, TITLE 3
§ 13-0323. Oysters; prohibited acts.

1. No person shall sell or offer for sale, any oysters, or label or
brand any packages containing oysters for shipment or sale under the
name of blue point oysters, other than oysters which have been planted
and cultivated at least three months in the waters of Great South Bay.

2. In no case shall oysters other than the species Crassostrea
virginica be planted or transplanted in New York waters without
procuring a permit from the department.

3. The department may, until December thirty-first, two thousand
twenty-two, fix by regulation measures for the management of oysters
(Family Ostreidae) 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 and identification 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.