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New York Marine Fisheries
Call: 516-444-0436 or 1-800-REGS-DEC

SPECIES

SEASON

American eel  6 inches / 50 per person / Year round
American lobster 3-3/8" carapace length / 6 per person
Year round / Rec. permit required 

Atlantic Codfish

22 inches / All Year / 10 fish in state waters
Atlantic sturgeon No Possession Allowed

Blackfish (Tautog)

16 inches / 4 fish
October 5 - December 14
Black Sea Bass 14 inches / 8 fish
July 15 to Dec. 31

Blue Claw Crabs

Year round / No Size Limit / 50 per day
No egg bearing females
4-1/2 inches Hard / 3-1/2 inches soft / 3 inches shedder

Bluefish

Year Round / 15 per day
No more than ten (10) 12 inches or smaller
Commercial sale prohibited aboard Party/Charter Boat
Cobia 37 inches / 2 per day / All Year
Red Drum no minimum size limit, No Bag limit
but no fish over 27 inches allowed

Flounder-Winter

12 inches & 2 fish daily / April 1 to May 30

Flounder-Yellowtail 13 inches  / Any Number / All Year

Flounder-Summer (Fluke) Official

18 inches / 5 fish / May 17- Sept. 21
King Mackerel

23 inches / 3 per day / All Year

Monkfish (goose fish) 17 inches & 11-inch tail length / No limit / Year round
Pollock 19 inches / All Year / Any Number

Scup (porgy)
Aboard Party /Charter Boat

10 inches / 30  fish / May 1-Dec. 31
10 inches / 45 fish / Sept. 1 to Oct. 31

Scup (porgy)
Private Boaters/Shore anglers

 10 inches / 30 fish / 5/1 to 12/31
Spanish mackerel 14 inches / 15 per day / All Year
Striped Bass:

 

Marine District south of GW Bridge:
April 15 - Dec. 15 / One (1) per day at  28 inches regardless

Hudson River (above GW Bridge)
April 1-Nove. 30:
O
ne (1) fish at 18-28 inches OR one over 40  inches.

Weakfish

16 inches & 1 per day / All Year
10" Filleted / 12" Dressed
Haddock 18 inches / No limits / All Year
Oyster Toadfish a minimum size limit of 10", possession limits of 3 fish recreational or 25 fish commercial, and an open season from July 16 to May 14

Prohibited Sharks: Atlantic Angel, Galapagos, Basking, Longfin mako, Bigeye, Sand Tiger, Narrowtooth , Bigeye Sixgill, Night, Bigeye thresher, Bignose, Sevengill, Carribean Reef, Carribean sharpnose, Smalltail dusky, Wale & Great White

Large & Small Coastal & Pelagic Sharks: 54 inches fork length & one shark per vessel: Sandbar, Silky, Tiger, Blacktip, Bull, Great Hammerhead, Lemon, Nurse, Scalloped Hammerhead, Smooth hammerhead,Spinner, Blacknose, Bonnethead, Finetooth, Blue Shortfin Mako, Oceanic Whitetip, Thresher, Porbeagle

 

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