6 CRR-NY 10.10NY-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 C. FISHING
PART 10. SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
6 CRR-NY 10.10
6 CRR-NY 10.10
10.10 Taking of anadromous river herring (alewife and blueback herring) in the Hudson River and its tributaries and embayments.
(a) Definitions.
For the purposes of this Part, the following definitions apply:
(1) Anadromous river herring are made up of the two species: alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, and blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis, that are present in the Hudson River and all its tributaries and all portions of New York rivers open to the Atlantic Ocean, except for the St. Lawrence River.
(2) Land-locked alewife are alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, present in waterbodies other than listed in paragraph (1) of this subdivision.
(3) Hudson River, for the purposes of this Part, means the main-stem, non-tidal river from Lock 1 near Waterford, NY south to the Federal Dam, and the main-stem tidal river from the Federal Dam at Troy, New York downstream to the George Washington Bridge at river mile 11, as measured in miles from the Battery at the tip of Manhattan, excluding all tributaries listed in Table A of this section.
(4) Hudson River tributaries means the named stream, kill or creek, upstream of a line drawn between the north and south entrance points on the Hudson River, delineated by the latitude and longitude listed in Table A of this section, and any unnamed stream kill or creek upstream of the mean high water line on the Hudson River.
(5) Hudson River embayment means a bay of the Hudson River closed off from the main river by a natural (shoals) or unnatural (railroad trestles, dredge spoil deposits, etc.) barrier with small confined entrances. Embayments can include one or several Hudson River tributaries.
(6) Party and charter boat operator or operator means those individuals operating a boat for hire that meets the definition of party and charter boat in section 40.1 of this Title, or the holder of a marine and coastal district party and charter boat license issued pursuant to section 13-0336 of the Environmental Conservation Law.
(b) Table A—Hudson River embayments and Hudson River tributaries.
Tributary or embaymentCountyNorth latitudeNorth longitudeSouth latitudeSouth longitude
(1)Binnen KillAlbany42.50659-73.7772642.50573-73.77998
(2)Coeymans CreekAlbany42.47625-73.7897642.47576-73.78979
(3)Normans KillAlbany42.60758-73.7630542.60709-73.76307
(4)Vloman KillAlbany42.54240-73.7592242.54219-73.75925
(5)Cheviot CreekColumbia42.17110-73.8708342.17107-73.87088
(6)Mill CreekColumbia42.41288-73.7754242.41281-73.77544
(7)North Bay EmbaymentColumbia42.27983-73.7799342.25987-73.79398
(8)Roeliff Jansen KillColumbia42.18055-73.8592542.17972-73.85996
(9)Schodack CreekColumbia42.42778-73.7750542.42675-73.77867
(10)South Bay CreekColumbia42.24992-73.8065042.24981-73.80683
(11)Stockport CreekColumbia42.30904-73.7720142.30417-73.77074
(12)Astor Cove EmbaymentDutchess41.94769-73.9445441.94132-73.94320
(13)Casperkill CreekDutchess41.61560-73.9464841.61548-73.94642
(14)Crum ElbowDutchess41.78780-73.9468941.78742-73.94690
(15)Fallkill CreekDutchess41.70930-73.9401441.70918-73.94014
(16)Fishkill Creek EmbaymentDutchess41.48840-73.9811641.48403-73.98171
(17)Indian KillDutchess41.83554-73.9433041.83410-73.94235
(18)Maritje Kill EmbaymentDutchess41.75371-73.9365341.75244-73.93621
(19)Meriches Creek EmbaymentDutchess41.76303-73.9420941.75714-73.93759
(20)Mudder KillDutchess41.99343-73.9321441.99340-73.93214
(21)North Staatsburg CreekDutchess41.86503-73.9287241.86498-73.92878
(22)Rhinecliff Cove EmbaymentDutchess41.93616-73.9435841.92841-73.94740
(23)Tivoli North Bay EmbaymentDutchess42.05173-73.9245842.03216-73.92577
(24)Tivoli South Bay EmbaymentDutchess42.02971-73.9259042.00840-73.92770
(25)Vanderburg Cove EmbaymentDutchess41.88195-73.9345341.87064-73.92801
(26)Wappinger CreekDutchess41.58256-73.9473941.58196-73.94736
(27)Burget CreekGreene42.18698-73.8668342.18670-73.86700
(28)Catskill CreekGreene42.20875-73.8531442.20434-73.85386
(29)Coraier CreekGreene42.25471-73.8167342.25451-73.81683
(30)Corlaer KillGreene42.23762-73.8455842.23758-73.84568
(31)Coxsackie CreekGreene42.39081-73.7932742.39023-73.79466
(32)Hannacroix CreekGreene42.46417-73.7854842.46409-73.78755
(33)Mineral Spring BrookGreene42.17692-73.8890742.17682-73.88919
(34)Murderers CreekGreene42.27263-73.8009542.27230-73.80129
(35)Ramshorn CreekGreene42.19785-73.8571342.19760-73.85751
(36)Dock Hill CreekOrange41.44448-74.0001041.44440-73.99997
(37)Moodna CreekOrange41.45372-74.0164841.45349-74.01638
(38)Popolopen BrookOrange41.32193-73.9861941.32079-73.98644
(39)Quassaic CreekOrange41.48798-74.0068541.48748-74.00725
(40)Roseton BrookOrange41.56448-73.9758641.56439-73.97597
(41)The Clove EmbaymentOrange41.43449-73.9843241.42743-73.98055
(42)Constitution Marsh EmbaymentPutnam41.41369-73.9563541.39188-73.94389
(43)Copper Mine BrookPutnam41.34129-73.9605741.34111-73.96069
(44)Mill CreekRensselaer42.64149-73.7472742.64108-73.74746
(45)Moordener/Papscanee CreekRensselaer42.54425-73.7547342.54190-73.75492
(46)Poesten KillRensselaer42.72080-73.6983042.72060-73.69837
(47)Vlockie KillRensselaer42.52645-73.7588442.52638-73.75886
(48)Wynants KillRensselaer42.70555-73.7019842.70550-73.70199
(49)Cedar Pond Brook EmbaymentRockland41.22645-73.9741841.22590-73.97276
(50)Crumhill CreekRockland41.03050-73.9043441.02921-73.90398
(51)Iona Marsh EmbaymentRockland41.31171-73.9852141.29686-73.96989
(52)Minisceongo CreekRockland41.20510-73.9624041.20488-73.96232
(53)Sparkill CreekRockland41.03862-73.9083441.03826-73.90836
(54)Mohawk RiverSaratoga/Albany42.78553-73.6772042.76054-73.68679
(55)Black CreekUlster41.82565-73.9563641.82513-73.95715
(56)Esopus CreekUlster42.07202-73.9294142.06653-73.93307
(57)Lattintown Creek EmbaymentUlster41.60293-73.9619641.60223-73.96180
(58)Rondout CreekUlster41.92071-73.9624441.91952-73.96256
(59)Sawyer KillUlster42.08108-73.9377042.08098-73.93761
(60)Twalfskill CreekUlster41.71641-73.9486641.71636-73.94868
(61)Annsville EmbaymentWestchester41.29525-73.9454141.29322-73.93652
(62)Croton River EmbaymentWestchester41.18477-73.8800741.17694-73.87610
(63)Dickey BrookWestchester41.27274-73.9407341.27254-73.94082
(64)Furnace Brook EmbaymentWestchester41.23078-73.9287441.22595-73.92336
(65)Pocantico RiverWestchester41.09162-73.8701541.09146-73.87019
(66)Saw Mill RiverWestchester40.93604-73.9041140.93574-73.90398
(67)Sing Sing BrookWestchester41.15811-73.8714341.15793-73.87129
(68)Sparta BrookWestchester41.14173-73.8680341.14167-73.86801
(c) General provisions.
(1) No person shall fish for or take anadromous river herring in the Hudson River and its tributaries:
(i) unless they possess a marine fishery registration or are entitled to fish without a license;
(ii) other than in the open season specified in Table B of this section;
(iii) in excess of the possession limit specified in Table B of this section, except for individuals as defined in paragraph (4) of this subdivision; and
(iv) other than using the manner of take listed in Table B of this section.
(2) Table B—Recreational fishing.
SpeciesOpen seasonMinimum lengthDaily possession limitManner of taking
Anadromous River herring in the Hudson RiverMarch 15 through June 15None10 per angler, OR a maximum boat limit of 50 per day for a group of boat anglers, whichever is lowerAngling or by personal use nets as defined in paragraph (3) of this subdivision
Anadromous River herring in the named and unnamed Hudson River tributaries and embaymentsMarch 15 through June 15None10 per angler, OR a maximum boat limit of 50 per day for a group of boat anglers, whichever is lowerAngling only
Anadromous River herring in all other waters of New York StatePossession prohibited
(3) Taking of anadromous river herring with a net for personal use.
(i) No person shall take anadromous river herring with a net within Hudson River tributaries and embayments.
(ii) No person shall take anadromous river herring from the Hudson River:
(a) unless they meet the requirements listed in the general provisions of this section;
(b) with more than one net when taking with a scap or dip net;
(c) with a dip net exceeding 14 inches in diameter if it is round form or exceeding 13 inches by 13 inches if it is square form;
(d) with a scap, or lift, net exceeding 16 square feet;
(e) with a seine net exceeding 36 square feet; or
(f) with a cast net exceeding 10 feet in diameter.
(iii) Prior to entering a Hudson River tributary or embayment, all personal use nets must be stowed in a secured container on deck or in a container below deck.
(4) Taking of anadromous river herring aboard party and charter boats.
(i) The operator of a party or charter boat may take and possess a limit of anadromous river herring of 10 per reserved fare or a maximum boat limit of 50 fish per day for a group of reserved fares, whichever is lower.
(ii) The operator of a party or charter boat operating above the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on the Hudson River may possess anadromous river herring in excess of the individual recreational possession limit, as specified in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph, prior to the commencement of a fishing charter.
(iii) To qualify for the party and charter boat river herring possession limit exemption, the operator must register with the department before beginning fishing operations.
(a) An operator possessing a New York State marine and coastal district party and charter boat license will provide their permit number and the period of expected operation to the NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, Hudson River Fisheries Unit, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY, by mail, fax, email or by any other method approved by the department.
(b) An operator without a New York State marine and coastal district party and charter boat license must provide a copy of their U.S. Coast Guard license and period of expected operation to the NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, Hudson River Fisheries Unit, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY, by mail, fax, email or by any other method approved by the department.
(c) Registered party and charter boat operators shall display a valid Hudson River herring decal provided by the department, whenever the vessel is operating as a party or charter fishing boat. The decal shall be displayed on the port side of the vessel, and shall be readily visible from the water or dock. The decal shall be placed on the wheel house window or, in the case of craft with no enclosed cabin, on the console or windscreen. Vessels with no wheel house or console shall display the decal in plain sight on the port side of the hull.
6 CRR-NY 10.10
Current through November 30, 2020
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