Prohibits the taking of striped bass during the period of January 1 to April 15; changes from December 15.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Gipson
Excused (1): Parker
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the period for the taking of striped bass
This legislation would alter the period of time in which striped bass are prohibited from may be taken in the marine waters of New York State from December 15 to April 15 to January 1 to April 15.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 4 of Section 13-0347 of the Environmental Conservation Law is amended to extend the striped bass season in the marine waters of New York State until December 31st.
Federal and State fishing regulations, changes in water temperature and seasonal migration patterns, and weather events and patterns have all negatively affected New York's commercial fishing industry. Today's commercial fishing fleet has been decimated and it is only a small percentage of what it once was. As recently witnessed with Hurricane Sandy, the potential for an extreme weather event to damage fishing infrastructure, further financially cripple our fisherman, and force migrating fish out of the region is a reality. Extending the striped bass season to December 31st of each calendar year, will help create jobs, boost the Long Island economy, and ensure that quotas can be reached even if affected by natural causes. Otherwise, New York State could lose business to neighboring states.
New Legislation, 2013.
None to the State.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 2178--A A. 2298--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 14, 2013 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the period for the taking of striped bass THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 13-0347 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 990 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows: 4. No person shall take or land striped bass in the marine waters of New York state during the period
[December 15]JANUARY 1 to April 15 inclusive. For purposes of this section "marine waters" means the tidal waters of the state including the Hudson River from the Battery to the George Washington bridge, and "land" shall mean the setting or putting on shore from any boat or vessel or to bring to any port or docking place any striped bass. Possession of striped bass imported into New York other than by boat is not prohibited during the closed season so long as such striped bass are of legal minimum size. Striped bass unin- tentionally taken in violation of this subdivision shall be returned to the water immediately without unnecessary injury. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05454-02-3