Photo: DEC 2016–2017 New York Freshwater Fishing Guide
New or modified regulations established for various fish species and methods of take
New freshwater fishing regulations will go into effect April 1, 2017, announced New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos.
“New York State is known for fantastic freshwater sport fishing opportunities,” said Seggos. “These regulatory changes will help maintain these opportunities and enthusiasm for the sport.”
The modifications to the sport fishing regulations are the result of a two-year process that included biological assessment, discussions with anglers and a formal 45-day public comment period. DEC used public input to finalize the changes. These regulations will be published in the 2017-18 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide that will be available at all license sales vendors and on-line in March.
Highlights of the new regulations include:
For a summary of the regulations changes, visit DEC’s website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/