The next ​​Marine Resources Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th. Since the Legislative Review meeting was cancelled because of the Governor’s Press Announcement, the ​B​ills that were to be discussed has been added to May’s meeting.

The meeting will take place in 2 parts and at the ​NYS​DEC Offices – 205 Belle Mead Road​, East Setauket​

Part 1 – ​​2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.- Legislative Review (Bills noted below and I have attached copies as well)

​Dinner break​

Part 2 – ​​5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Agenda

  • Black Sea Bass Update
  • Updates from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission meeting
  • Update on Sharks/Squid/Cod Proposed Rules
  • New Terrapin Excluder Device requirements and affects
  • Marine Registry Permits (Actual printed copy vs. screen shot on phone) Clarification as to what is accepted

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Departmental Bills for:

  • American Lobster
  • Atlantic and Shortnose sturgeon
  • Atlantic cod
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Scup
  • Sharks
  • Squid
  • Summer flounder
  • Winter flounder

Bills under review:
#S1153 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution, in relation to the right to hunt, trap and fish (in ​C​ommittee)
#S2602 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the disposal of dredged spoils containing toxic pollutants into the waters of the marine district (on floor calendar)
#S3003 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to party and charter boat licenses (passed Senate not Assembly)
#S3197 – An Act in relation to directing the state attorney general to bring any and all legal actions against the National Marine Fisheries Services or any other federal or interstate agency challenging existing inequitable fishing quotas that discriminate against New York state commercial fishermen (on floor calendar)
#​A3262 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to allowing fishing guides and individuals holding a party or charter boat license to issue certain licenses (in ​C​ommittee)
#S3820 – – A – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing a commercial fisheries accessibility task force and providing for its powers and duties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (in ​C​ommittee)
​#S4820 – An Act to amend the tax law, in relation to exempting fuel used in vessels used directly and predominantly in a business providing sport fishing opportunities for hire to the general public from the tax on petroleum businesses and from sales and compensating use taxes (in Committee)
#S5747 – A – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to commercial fishing licenses (signed by Governor)
#S6534 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the management of certain marine species by order, crab permits, and whelk sales (in ​
C​committee)
​#S7996 – An Act to amend the environmental​ conservation law, in relation to extending the authority of the department of environmental conservation to manage American lobster; and to amend chapter 305 of the laws of 2013 amending the environmental conservation law, relating to the management of American lobster, in relation to the effectiveness thereof (in Committee)
​#S4817 – A6312 – An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to recreational and commercial spearfishing in New York’s marine and ​coastal waters

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