The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing changes to the fishing regulations and is seeking public comments. Changes being considered to the current freshwater fishing regulations are now available here, and if approved, these regulation changes would take effect on April 1, 2017.
Regulation changes include adjusting creel and minimum size limits for walleye as part of DEC’s multi-year effort to establish walleye populations in candidate waters, as well as protecting walleye where they congregate during the spawning season.
DEC is expected to advance proposals in accordance with New York State’s rule making process, including scheduling a formal public comment period. The DEC is soliciting this initial feedback on what may be proposed later this year. Input will be accepted through March 31.
DEC encourages feedback on the regulation changes currently under consideration. To view these potential changes and to provide input, visit the DEC website.
Hard copies of the list of changes being considered, as well as instructions on how to submit feedback by regular mail, can be obtained by contacting Shaun Keeler, at New York State DEC, Bureau of Fisheries, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4753.