6 CRR-NY 180.9NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I. FISH AND WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER J. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS
PART 180. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS
6 CRR-NY 180.9
6 CRR-NY 180.9
180.9 Fish dangerous to indigenous fish populations.
(a) Purpose.
The purpose of this section is to list species of native or non-native fish that present a danger to the health or welfare of indigenous fish populations, and to the health or welfare of people of the State.
(b) Prohibitions.
(1) Except as provided in subdivisions (c) and (d) of this section, no person shall buy, sell, trade, barter, offer for sale, possess, transport, import or export, or cause to be transported, imported or exported, live individuals or viable eggs of the following species of fish, which the Department of Environmental Conservation (department) has determined present a danger to indigenous fish populations:
(i) silver carp (Hypophthalmicthys molitrix);
(ii) bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis);
(iii) black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus);
(iv) snakehead fish of the genera channa and parachanna (or the generic synonyms of bostrychoides, opicephalus, ophiocephalus, and parophiocephalus) of the family channidae, including but not limited to:
(a) Channa amphibeus (chel or borna snakehead);
(b) Channa argus (northern or Amur snakehead);
(c) Channa asiatica (Chinese or northern green snakehead);
(d) Channa aurantimaculata;
(e) Channa bankanensis (bangka snakehead);
(f) Channa baramensis (baram snakehead);
(g) Channa barca (barca or tiger snakehead);
(h) Channa bleheri (rainbow or jewel snakehead);
(i) Channa cyanospilos (bluespotted snakehead);
(j) Channa gachua (dwarf, gaucha, or frog snakehead);
(k) Channa harcourtbutleri (inle snakehead);
(l) Channa lucius (shiny or splendid snakehead);
(m) Channa maculata (blotched snakehead);
(n) Channa marulius (bullseye, murrel, Indian, great, or cobra snakehead);
(o) Channa maruloides (emperor snakehead);
(p) Channa melanoptera;
(q) Channa melasoma (black snakehead);
(r) Channa micropeltes (giant, red or redline snakehead);
(s) Channa nox;
(t) Channa orientalis (Ceylon of Ceylonese green snakehead);
(u) Channa panaw;
(v) Channa pleurophthalmus (ocellated, spotted, or eyespot snakehead);
(w) Channa punctata (dotted or spotted snakehead);
(x) Channa stewartii (golden snakehead);
(y) Channa striata (chevron or striped snakehead);
(z) Parachanna africana (Niger or African snakehead);
(aa) Parachanna insignis (Congo, square-spotted African, or light African snakehead); and
(ab) Parachanna obscura (dark African, dusky or square-spotted snakehead).
(2) No person shall liberate to the waters of the State any species listed in this section, cause such species to be liberated to the waters of the State or allow such species to exist in a state or condition where it is likely to escape into the wild.
(c) Permits.
The department may issue permits, the term of which shall not exceed one year, to possess, transport, import or export species of live fish listed in this section only for educational, exhibition or scientific purposes, as defined in section 175.2 of this Title. Permits issued pursuant to this section may contain terms, conditions and standards designed to prevent escapement while fish species listed in the permit are held in captivity, and to ensure safe disposition of those species following expiration of the permit or cessation of the permitted activity. The permit fee shall be $500, except that the fee may be waived for bona fide employees, representatives or affiliates of accredited colleges or universities, research institutions, government agencies, or public museums or aquariums.
(d) Seizure.
Environmental conservation officers, forest rangers and members of the State Police may seize species of fish listed in this section that are possessed without a permit. No action for damages shall lie for such seizure, and disposition of seized animals shall be at the discretion of the department.
6 CRR-NY 180.9
Current through February 28, 2019
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