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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.

Recrational Fishing Regulations for Sharks
Category Species Minimum Size Limit Daily Possession Limit
Large and Small Coastal Sharks and Pelagic Sharks Sandbar, Silky, Tiger, Blacktip, Bull, Great Hammerhead, Lemon, Nurse, Scalloped Hammerhead, Smooth Hammerhead, Spinner, Blacknose, Bonnethead, Finetooth, Blue, Shortfin mako, Oceanic whitetip, Thresher, Poreagle 54 inches fork length* One shark per vessel per trip
Large and Small Coastal Sharks and Pelagic Sharks (cont.) Atlantic sharpnose No size limit One Atlantic sharpnose per person per trip
Prohibited Sharks Atlantic angel, Galapagos, Basking, Longfin mako, Bigeye Sand Tiger, Narrowtooth, Bigeye Sixgill, Night, Bigeye Thresher, Sand tiger, Bignose, Sevengill, Carribean Reef, Sixgill, Carribean sharpnose, Smalltail, Dusky, Whale, and White+ No possession allowed No possession allowed

* Fork length means the straightline measurement of a fish from the tip of the snout to the fork of the tail. The measurement is not made along the curve of the body.
+ A person may fish for white sharks with rod and reel, provided the person releases such fish immediately with a minimum of injury and that such fish may not be removed from the water.
Other provisions
All landed sharks must have head, tails and fins attached.
No sale allowed.
No finning.
For further information call National Marine Fisheries Service Fisheries Information Line at (978) 281-9278.