STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
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
4 § 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. § 1800 et seq.).
19 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.