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Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Babylon Hibernians Hall
27 Locust Ave. Babylon, NY
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| Spring 2016
The NYCRF will again be going to Albany to see our friends and push for hook and line only for Striped Bass. More information will be published as it becomes available.
Good news in the Town of Brookhaven. Due to the efforts of the NYCRF and the Town of Brookhaven Fishing Advisory Board there is now a Non-Resident Night Fishing Parking Permit. The fee for this permit will be $35. As per the Town Parks Commissioner Ed Morris this info will be posted in the new fee schedule that takes effect January 1st 2011. The changes will be made to the night fishing parking permit paper work as of the beginning of the year as well. This is another step in the right direction for improvements in recreational fishing opportunities within the Town of Brookhaven. Thank you all for your support.
VP - NYCRF
April 20, 2010
NYCRF Goes Back To Albany, 2010!
On April 20, 2010, members of the New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing spent their day visiting many of your New York State Assembly and New York State Senate Members at the State Capitol in Albany. Coalition members President Willie Young, Vice President Tom Farrell, Sergeant at Arms Ed "Hemi" Simeone and Captain Stuart Paterson of Northport Charters, Ltd., were there to meet with your New York State Assemblyman and State Senators to discuss our position that all efforts should be focused on maintaining the largest possible stocks of striped bass. In this way, we maintain enthusiasm and vitality in local recreational activity; provide a buffer against the losses from infectious epidemics, allow the fish to weather periods of poor recruitment, and help to justify added government taxes; such as the recently added saltwater license.
NY State Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney receives a mounted fish trophy for his continued support of the NYCRF. (l) to (r) NYCRF members Captain Stuart Patterson, NYCRF, VP Tom Farrell, NY State Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, NYCRF President Willy Young and NYCRF Sergeant at Arm Ed Simeone
NYCRF Position letter on Striped Bass to the Marine Resource Advisory Council. Click here
NYCRF Striped Bass Letter to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Click here
NYCRF Position letters on the Marine Protection Areas situation. Click here
NYCRF Position letters on the Hudson River Bass situation. Click here
MPA's (Marine Protection Areas) Where do you stand? Click Here.
New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing members Ed Simeone (l) and Coalition President Willy Young (r)meet with New York State Assemblyman Joseph S. Saladino at the New York State Capital in Albany NY for the Sportsmen & Outdoor Recreational Legislative Awareness Day on January 12, 2010
|December 29, 2009|
November 5, 2009
ASMFC Weakfish Board Adopts Addendum IV in Response to Depleted Stock Status
Newport, Rhode Island – The Commission’s Weakfish Management Board approved measures toreduce exploitation by over 50 percent in both the recreational and commercial sectors. Addendum IVrequires states to implement a one fish recreational creel limit, 100 pound commercial trip limit, 100 pound commercial bycatch limit during closed seasons, and 100 undersized fish per trip allowance for the finfish trawl fishery. All other management measures previously adopted to conserve the stock andtreduce bycatch remain in effect. The Board’s action comes in response to the stock status of weakfish. A recent peer-reviewed assessment found the weakfish stock to be depleted, with spawning stock biomass estimated to be three percent of an unfished stock, well below the 20 percent threshold and 30 percent target reference points also approved by the Board as part of Addendum IV. The decline in biomass reflects a sustained rise in natural mortality after 1995, rather than fishing mortality which has been modest and stable over the same time period.“The Board received a significant amount of public comment supporting a coastwide moratorium. Inrecognition of this, it chose to implement measures that would discourage directed fishing, limit bycatchmortality, and ensure that critical sampling programs remain on track,” stated Board Chair Roy Miller. While the decline appears to have resulted from a change in the natural mortality of weakfish in recentyears, it is further exacerbated by continued removals by commercial and recreational fisheries.However, given the high mortality levels, the stock is also unlikely to recover rapidly. The Addendum’smeasures are intended to reduce the level of harvest without creating a large amount of discards.Addendum IV will be available via the Commission’s website at www.asmfc.org under Breaking Newsby November 15. For more information, please contact Nichola Meserve, Fishery Management PlanCoordinator, at (202) 289-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 14, 2009
NYCRF submits public comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission regarding Draft Addendum II for Striped Bass.
To view our comments, click here.
to Arms Regarding Surfers in N.Y. State Parks!
Click Here to Download Our Letter
April 29, 2009
NYCRF Goes To Albany
On April 29, 2009 members of the New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing spent their day visiting many of your New York State Assembly and New York State Senate Members at the State Capitol in Albany. Coalition members President Willie Young, Coalition Secretary Tom Farrell, Sergeant of Arms Ed "Hemi" , Captain Stuart Paterson and Past President of the Long Island Beach Buggy Association (LIBBA) Chuck Hollins. They brought the message to Albany from our recreational anglers that we oppose "Assemblyman Engelbright's no fishing plan" Bill A01694 and to ask for continued support for fishing preservation, conservation and access for the thousands of saltwater anglers here in the State of New York
April 24, 2009
NYCRF's Letter to Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney Regarding Bill A01694 a.k.a. "Assemblyman Engelbright's no fishing plan." To view the full wording of the Bill please scroll down this page. We urge all of you to take the time to print out the letter, sign it and send it in. Also please take a moment to email the letter and your thoughts to Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney. Assemblyman Sweeney is the Chairman of Environmental Conservation.
The New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing Board decided on a course of action we are going to take regarding Bill number A01694. Some of you may know it as Assemblyman Engelbright's no fishing plan. Stay tuned for further information!
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 9, 2009
Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored
by -- M. of A.
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law,
in relation to
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN
SENATE AND ASSEM-
1 Section 1. Article 13 of the environmental conservation
law is amended
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new;
matter in brackets
A. 1694 2
1 4. UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPACTS OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES
AND THE PROCESSES
A. 1694 3
1 VISION THEREOF AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO PROPERLY CARRY
OUT ITS POWERS AND
Assemblyman Joseph S. Saladino
12th New York State Assembly District.
Friend of the New York Fisherman!
Tuesday October 28, 2008 at "The Sterling", Hicksville NY
| May 2008
FISHERMAN FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT FUNDRAISER FOR ASSEMBLYWOMEN GINNY FIELDS
5th New York State Assembly District
May 2, 2008 at the Riverview Restaurant, Oakdale
Over 70 people representing Boaters, and Surf anglers from around Long Island came out to support the assemblywomen who supports fishing access rights.