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SECTION 14-0105
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 14
§ 14-0105. Definitions.

As used in this article:

1. "Coastal waters" means lakes Erie and Ontario, the St. Lawrence and
Niagara rivers, the Hudson river south of the federal dam at Troy, the
East river, the Harlem river, the Kill von Kull, and Arthur Kill, Long
Island sound, and the Atlantic ocean, and their connecting water bodies,
bays, harbors, shallows, and marshes.

2. "Coastal ecosystems" mean the resources of coastal waters and their

3. "Council" means the New York ocean and Great Lakes ecosystem
conservation council created by section 14-0107 of this article.

4. "Submerged aquatic vegetation" means native underwater plants found
in coastal waters, including but not limited to, eelgrass (Zostera
marina), widgeon grass (Ruppia maritima), wild celery (Vallisineria
Americana), and pondweed (Potomageton crispus).

5. "Submerged aquatic vegetation meadows" means those habitats in
coastal waters vegetated with one or more species of submerged aquatic