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A08046 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         8046

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                     June 5, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PERSAUD,  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 black sea bass

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Section 13-0340-f of the environmental conservation law, as
    2  amended  by  chapter  422  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
    3  follows:
    4  S 13-0340-f. Black sea bass (Centropristis striata).
    5    The  department  may,  until  December  thirty-first,   two   thousand
    6  [fifteen]  SEVENTEEN,  fix  by regulation measures for the management of
    7  black sea bass (Centropristis striata), including size limits, catch and
    8  possession limits, open and closed seasons, closed  areas,  restrictions
    9  on the manner of taking and landing, requirements for permits and eligi-
   10  bility  therefor, recordkeeping requirements, requirements on the amount
   11  and type of fishing effort and gear and requirements relating to  trans-
   12  portation,  possession  and  sale, provided that such regulations are no
   13  less restrictive  than  requirements  set  forth  in  this  chapter  and
   14  provided  further  that such regulations are consistent with the compli-
   15  ance requirements of applicable fishery management plans adopted by  the
   16  Atlantic   States   Marine  Fisheries  Commission  and  with  applicable
   17  provisions of fishery management plans adopted pursuant to  the  Federal
   18  Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. S 1800 et seq.).
   19    S 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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