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New York Fishing Regulations

2021 Regulations
-Fluke-

19 inch minimum size; 4 fish per day. Season of May 4- Sept 30

-Porgy/Scup-

Jan 1-Dec 31; 9 inches; 30 fish
Party/Charter boats: bag limit increases to 50 fish from Sept 1- Oct 31

-Sea Bass-

June 23- Aug 31; 15 inches; 3 fish
Sept 1-Dec 31; 15 inches; 7 fish

-Striped Bass-

28″ to 35″ Slot. 1 fish per angler. April 15 to December 15

-Blackfish-

16 inch size limit. All waters – April 1 to April 20 – 2 fish per day.
Long Island Sound Oct 11 to Dec 9 – 3 fish per day.

-Bluefish-

No size limit. 5 fish per day on for hire vessels. Open all year.

-Cod-

21 inch minimum size. Open all year/ 10 fish per day

-Flounder-

Open April 1- May 30; two fish; 12 inch minimum size

-Pollock-

19 inch minimum size / No Limit

-Weakfish-

16 inch minimum size, one fish per day

* Note all measurements are total length.

2021 Recreational Atlantic Tunas Retention Limits

Yellowfin

3 (Per Man) – PER TRIP
The minimum size for yellowfin tuna is 27″ curved fork length

Bluefin

6 (Per Man) 27″ to 47″ – PER TRIP
2 (Per Man) 47″ to 73″ – PER TRIP
1 Over 73″ Per Boat – Per Year

Unlimited:

Big Eye
The minimum size for bigeye tuna is 27″ curved fork length
Alabacore
Skipjack

Golden Tilefish
The recreational possession limit of golden tilefish is eight fish per angler, per trip. There are no fish size limits in the recreational tilefish fisheries.

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