You are well-versed in New York State legislation. Fish captured may only be used as bait in hook-and-line fishing. Unless a commercial license has been secured, the use of seines, traps, cast nets, and gill nets is only permissible in this situation. It is illegal to possess endangered or threatened fish species. Individuals who violate this law can be charged with criminal possession of wildlife.
Fish are an important part of our ecosystem and deserve to be protected because of their value as a resource. If you encounter any fish while fishing please avoid taking them as this not only violates state law but also hurts native species that contribute to our economy when they are harvested for food or sold at markets.
In conclusion, using bluegill as bait is illegal in New York because it is considered fishing with bait. This practice can result in having your equipment seized by police and personal liability if someone gets injured while using prohibited materials as bait.
All other uses require a tag or stamp.
In New York City, you can use bluegill for bait. This fish is popular with anglers who target black bass, bream, freshwater drum, and white perch. Baitfish are available throughout the year but are most common during the spawning season (May through July) when they can be found near ponds and lakes with warm waters that contain vegetation such as cattail roots and cornstalks. The average size of bluegills sold in markets is about 2 pounds (0.9 kg), but fish up to 20 pounds (9 kg) have been reported.
You cannot use bluegill for bait outside of NYC, even if it is protected by law where you live. If caught outside of New York City, these fish should be released immediately because there are no legal ways to transport them home.
The best way to avoid getting caught is not to go fishing without planning first. Find out which areas are popular with anglers in your area and try to visit them often.
You are familiar with New York State statutes. Carp, goldfish, and goby are not permitted to be held or used as bait at any time. Violators will be fined up to $25,000 per specimen and/or creature.
Carp are an invasive species in New York City's waterways. They were originally shipped from Europe to help control algae in our lakes and rivers but now they're just destroying the ecosystem by eating all of the plants that would otherwise provide food for other fish. So carp fishing is actually illegal except under special circumstances. But because people keep catching them anyway, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has decided to put a dollar value on each one over 15 inches long. That means if you catch one, you have to report it to DEC and pay a fine.
But carp aren't the only game in town when it comes to illegal fishing. Some people also fish for goldfish and gobio. These are all native fish in America but because of habitat loss and pollution they are now considered endangered or threatened species. It is illegal to possess these species in New York State. Anyone caught doing so could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Except in open swimming areas or when explicitly forbidden, fishing is permitted from places under the authority of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Anyone who goes fishing must follow all stated instructions and follow all relevant local, state, and federal laws.
Fishing is allowed at many sites across the city. The best known are probably Central Park, which has quite a few lakes and ponds, including Ballfield, Bethesda Terrace, and The Pond in Terenure Woods; and Brooklyn Bridge Park, which has bodies of water suitable for fishing such as Beaverkill River, Bowling Green, and Rockaway Beach.
The NYC Parks website has a list of park facilities where fishing is prohibited; know before you go to make sure that you aren't breaking any rules by fishing there. Fishing licenses are not required unless you intend to sell your catch. If arrested for fishing without a license, be ready to prove that you are an authorized angler in order to avoid a fine.
It is illegal to fish for money in New York City parks. People have been fined for doing so, even when using artificial lures designed for another purpose. These devices may look like food to birds and other animals, and if someone finds them in their yard they can file a complaint with the police about lost or stolen property.
Anyone may fish in New York State's fresh waterways during free fishing days and weekends, and no fishing license is necessary! All other freshwater fishing laws remain in effect. Check with local officials to find out when and where you can go fishing free of charge.
Freshwater fishing is very popular in New York, and for good reason- the state has some of the best fishing in the country! Whether you're looking for a relaxing day on the water or want to catch a big one for dinner, fishing is easy and affordable in New York. Just make sure to check with local authorities before you head out because fishing licenses are not required for people who are under 18 or seniors over 65, but they do need to be licensed if they plan to keep any caught fish.
Fishing is really popular among New Yorkers because it's free! There are several times throughout the year when fishing is free in New York. If you're interested in going fishing while you're in the city, try visiting a public park that offers fishing, such as Central Park or Governor's Island, or look for signs announcing free fishing days.
To fish in New York State, everyone 16 years of age or older must have a valid freshwater fishing license. Anglers fishing in private waters not available to the general public are included. Anglers that do not retain the fish they catch can release them immediately provided they are alive and not injured by any means other than normal tackle used for fishing. If an angler kills a fish, then they must either keep it killed or file a catch-and-release form with their local department of natural resources office.
The law requires anyone who wants to sell, purchase or trade fish to obtain a license from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The license is free but licensees must pay a transaction fee. Sales to non-licensees require a charge of $10 for a single sale or $50 for multiple sales over a 12-month period. The DEC website has more information about licensing requirements: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/49310.html.
In addition to the license requirement, persons under 18 years old cannot own or possess fishing equipment.
Fishing is prohibited during certain times and seasons. These include within 30 minutes before and after sunrise and sunset, as well as during water temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Fish are also generally prohibited during periods of high water pollution.