and regulations are frequently amended by the Legislature or DEC.
You should check with the Marine Fisheries office to ensure that
the requirements remain in effect.
current as of 6/01: SOURCES:
New York State Marine
Fisheries Regulations web site and NYSDEC
All marine waters south of the George Washington Bridge: 28 inch
minimum size; Season May 8-December 15. (Limit 1 per day)
Hudson River north of George Washington Bridge, 18 inch minimum
size; Season March 16- November 30. (Limit 1 per day)
( BLACK FISH): 14 inch minimum size, limit Season all year.
(Limit one fish June 1 to October 6; ten fish Oct. 7 to May 31)
No size limit; 10 fish per day (includes snappers). All year.
State waters: 19 inch minimum. All year. Any number.
COD: Federal waters: 21 inch minimum. All year. Any
(SUMMER FLOUNDER): Pending further notice, follow 2001 regulations
of 17"minimum with a limit of 7 fish per day per person. Summer
flounder may not have heads or tails removed or be otherwise cleaned,
cut, filleted, or skinned until brought to shore, with the following
exception: the white side fillet or white skin only of a legal size
fluke may be removed to use as bait. The carcass of the fluke with
dark side completely intact must be retained for inspection of size
limit and counts against the possession limit.
11 inch min. size, limit 15 fish per day; Open season in all marine
waters: Third Saturday in March to June 30 and September 15- November
19 inch minimum size limit. All year. Any number.
9 inch minimum length. 50 fish per day. All year
SEA BASS: 11.5 inch minimum length. 25 per day. May 10 - Feb.
FISH: 6 fish per day; 16 inch minimum size. All year.
21 inch minimum size. All year. Any number.
MACKEREL : 14 inch minimum size. All year. (Limit 15 per day)
MACKEREL : 23 inch minimum size. All year. (Limit 3 per day)
EEL : 6 inch minimum size. All year. (Limit 50 per day)
: 21 inch minimum size. 14 tail length. All year. Any number.
: No size limit All year. (Limit 50 per day) Crabs in spawn
(eggs visible thereon) may not be taken or
All measurements are total length. For updated info concerning marine
recreational fishing regulations, call 800.REGS.DEC
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES
and Small Coastal Sharks and Pelagic Sharks (Species: Sandbar,
Silky, Tiger, Blacktip, Bull, Great Hammerhead, Lemon, Nurse, Scalloped
Hammerhead, Smooth Hammerhead, Spinner, Blacknose, Bonnethead, Finetooth,
Blue, Shortfin mako, Oceanic whitetip, Thresher, Poreagle) 54 inches
fork length* One shark per vessel per trip
and Small Coastal Sharks and Pelagic Sharks (cont.) (Species:
Atlantic sharpnose) No size limit One Atlantic sharpnose per person
Sharks (Species: Atlantic angel, Galapagos, Basking, Longfin
mako, Bigeye Sand Tiger, Narrowtooth, Bigeye Sixgill, Night, Bigeye
Thresher, Sand tiger, Bignose, Sevengill, Carribean Reef, Sixgill,
Carribean sharpnose, Smalltail, Dusky, Whale, and White)+ No possession
Fork length means the straightline measurement of a fish from the
tip of the snout to the fork of the tail. The measurement is not
made along the curve of the body.
A person may fish for white sharks with rod and reel, provided the
person releases such fish immediately with a minimum of injury and
that such fish may not be removed from the water.
All landed sharks must have head, tails and fins attached
No sale allowed