Fishing Regulations

New York State frequently amends Fishing laws and regulations. Please check with the DEC for the most current regulations and laws governing fishing regulations. To view the laws and regulations please click here.


Recreational anglers (16 years and older) must enroll in the New York Recreational Marine Fishing Registry, for information on registering please click here. If fishing for tuna and shark, anglers must also apply for NOAA Fisheries Highly Migratory Species permit, for information on applying please click here.