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AMERICAN LOBSTER (REC. PERMIT REQ.)
Length: 3 3/8" min - 5 1/4" max Creel limit: 6 Season: See notes
Special Conditions:
Lobsters and crabs in spawn (eggs visible thereon) may not be taken or possessed. Minimum size is over carapace. *LMA6 (Long Island Sound) closed Sept 8 - Nov 28 **LMA4 (Atlantic Ocean) closed April 30-May 31 All other LMAs: Open all year
ATLANTIC COD
Length: 22 Creel limit: See note * Season: all year
Special Conditions:
The daily possession limit for Atlantic cod taken by recreational anglers is 10 fish. Anglers fishing on board federally permitted party or charter boats may possess any number
AMERICAN SHAD
Length: none Creel limit: 0 Season: none
Special Conditions:
possesion prohibited as of March 17, 2010
ATLANTIC STURGEON: MARINE WATERS
Length: moratorium Creel limit: moratorium Season: moratorium
Special Conditions:
moratorium now in effect
BLACK SEA BASS
Length: 15 " Creel limit: *see note Season: *see note
Special Conditions:
3 fish, June 27 - Aug 31p 8 fish, Sept - Oct 31 10 fish, Nov 1 - Dec 31 Length measurement DOES NOT include tail filament.
BLUEFISH
Length: none (see special conditions) Creel limit: 15 Season: All Year
Special Conditions:
No more than 10 of which may be less than 12" in length
COBIA
Length: 37 Creel limit: 2 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
CRABS (OTHER THAN BLUECLAWS)
Length: no size limit Creel limit: 50 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
Lobsters and crabs in spawn (eggs visible thereon) may not be taken or possessed.
KING MACKEREL
Length: 23 Creel limit: 3 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
MONKFISH (GOOSE FISH)
Length: 17, 11 tail length Creel limit: any number Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
POLLOCK
Length: 19 Creel limit: Any number Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
RED DRUM
Length: No minimum size Creel limit: No limit for fish less than 27" Season: all year
Special Conditions:
Fish greater than 27" shall not be possessed
SCUP (PORGY) (PARTY/CHARTER BOATS)
Length: 9" Creel limit: See notes Season: See notes
Special Conditions:
May 1-Aug 31: 30 Sept 1-Oct 31: 45 Nov 1-Dec 31: 30 Party/Charter boat customers taking more than 30 scup from Sept 1 - Oct 31 must possess an original dated receipt from the licensed vessel.
SPANISH MACKEREL
Length: 14 Creel limit: 15 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
STRIPED BASS (MARINE WATERS)
Length: 28 Creel limit: 1 Season: April 15 - December 15
Special Conditions:
Marine Waters - South of George Washington Bridge. 1 fish limit applies to all modes of recreational fishing.
SUMMER FLOUNDER (FLUKE)
Length: 19 Creel limit: 4 Season: Open May 4 - Sept 30
Special Conditions:
Summer flounder may not have heads or tails removed or be otherwise cleaned, cut, filleted, or skinned until brought to shore, with the following exception: the white side fillet or white skin only of a legal size fluke may be removed to use as bait. The carcass of the fluke with dark side completely intact must be retained for inspection of size limit and counts against the possession limit.
TAUTOG (BLACKFISH)
Length: 16 Creel limit: * See Special Conditions Season: *See Special Conditions
Special Conditions:
*SPRING 2 fish @ 16”, April 1 – 30. FALL LIS Region: 3 fish @ 16”, Oct. 11 – Dec. 9 NYB Region: 4 fish @ 16”, Oct 15 – Dec 22.
WEAKFISH
Length: see special Creel limit: 1 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
Size limits: 16", 10" filleted, 12" dressed
WINTER FLOUNDER
Length: 12 Creel limit: 2 Season: April 1st- May 30
Special Conditions:
none
YELLOWTAIL FLOUNDER
Length: 13 Creel limit: none Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
AMERICAN EEL
Length: 6 Creel limit: See notes Season: All year
Special Conditions:
25 for individuals 50 for anglers aboard party/charter boats
BLUECLAW CRABS
Length: See special Creel limit: 50 Per Person Season: none
Special Conditions:
Minimum Sizes: (all sizes spike tip to spike tip) Hard Shell 4.5 inches Soft Shell 3.5 inches Peeler/shedder 3 inches Lobsters and crabs in spawn (eggs visible thereon) may not be taken or possessed.
SCUP (PORGY) (PRIVATE ANGLERS)
Length: 9" Creel limit: 30 Season: May 1 - December 31
Special Conditions:
HICKORY SHAD
Length: No limit Creel limit: 5 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
COASTAL AND PELAGIC SHARKS
Length: *See Notes Creel limit: 1 per vessel per trip Season: all year
Special Conditions:
*Tiger, Blacktip, Bull, Lemon, Nurse, Spinner, Blue, Shortfin mako, Oceanic whitetip, Porbeagle, Common Thresher, Blacknose: 54 inches fork length Great hammerhead, Scalloped hammerhead, Smooth hammerhead: 78" fork length **Smooth Dogfish, Spiny Dogfish: No size or possession limit All landed sharks must have head tail and finns attached, No sale allowed, No finning. 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.
COASTAL AND PELAGIC SHARKS (PROHIBITED SHARKS)
Length: No possession allowed Creel limit: No possession allowed Season:
Special Conditions:
Atlantic angel, Galapagos, Basking, Longfin mako, Bigeye sand tiger, Narrowtooth, Bigeye Sixgill, Night, Bigeye thresher, Sand tiger, Bignose, Caribbean reef, Caribbean sharpnose, Smalltail, Dusky, Whale, White (9), Silky and Sandbar, Sharpnose sevengill, Bluntnose sixgill
MENHADEN (BUNKER)
Length: none Creel limit: 100 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
STRIPED BASS (NORTH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE)
Length: 18 - 28 or >40 Creel limit: 1 Season: April 1 - November 30
Special Conditions:
Hudson River - North of the George Washington Bridge.
HADDOCK
Length: 18" Creel limit: None Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
OYSTER TOADFISH
Length: 10" minimum Creel limit: 3 Season: July 16 - May 14
Special Conditions:
HORESHOE CRAB
Length: No minimum size Creel limit: 5 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
COASTAL SHARKS (ATLANTIC SHARPNOSE/BONNETHEAD)
Length: No minimum size Creel limit: One per person per trip Season: all year
Special Conditions:



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