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A07859 Summary:

Amd S13-0340-g, En Con L
Extends the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage monkfish.
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A07859 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      May 28, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. CYMBROWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT -- (at request of the
          Department of Environmental Conservation) -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Environmental Conservation
        AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
          extending  the  authority of the department of environmental conserva-
          tion to manage monkfish
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 13-0340-g of the environmental conservation law, as
     2  amended  by  chapter  423  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4  § 13-0340-g. Monkfish  (Lophius  americanus,  Lophius  reticulatus   and
     5                   Lophius gastrophysus).
     6    The   department   may,  until  December  thirty-first,  two  thousand
     7  [fifteen] eighteen, fix by regulation measures  for  the  management  of
     8  monkfish (Lophius americanus, Lophius reticulatus and Lophius gastrophy-
     9  sus),  including  size  limits,  catch  and  possession limits, open and
    10  closed seasons, closed areas, restrictions on the manner of  taking  and
    11  landing,  requirements for permits and eligibility therefor, recordkeep-
    12  ing requirements, requirements on the amount and type of fishing  effort
    13  and  gear,  and  requirements relating to transportation, possession and
    14  sale, provided that  such  regulations  are  no  less  restrictive  than
    15  requirements  set  forth  in this chapter and provided further that such
    16  regulations are consistent with the compliance requirements of  applica-
    17  ble fishery management plans adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fish-
    18  eries  Commission  and  with applicable provisions of fishery management
    19  plans adopted pursuant to the Federal Fishery Conservation  and  Manage-
    20  ment Act (16 U.S.C. § 1800 et seq.).
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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