Regulations These regulations are effective May 5, 2008.
Saltwater Fishing Regulations- New York D.E.C. Bureau of Marine Resources Laws and regulations are frequently amended by the Legislature or DEC. You should check with the Bureau of Marine Resources to ensure that the requirements set forth in this notice remain in effect.
LMA 6 (Long Island Sound, Rec. permit required)
3 5/16" carapace length
LMA 4 (Atlantic Ocean, Rec. permit required)
3 3/8" carapace length
** Marine waters -- South of George Washington Bridge
*** The customer of any party/charter boat who takes more than 25 scup from Sept 1 - Oct 31 or takes two striped bass from Apr 15 - Dec 15 must possess an original dated receipt from the licensed vessel.
+ Lobsters and crabs in spawn (eggs visible thereon) may not be taken or possessed.
++ Peeler or shedder crabs are hard blue crabs which have a fully formed soft shell beneath the hard outer shell and the impending shedding process is evidenced by the white sign along the outer rim of the paddle-like appendages on the crab's fifth pair of legs.