N.Y. bans shad fishing in Hudson
Albany (AP) — State regulators have banned commercial and
recreational shad fishing in the Hudson River and set new
restrictions on shad fishing in the Delaware to help the species
recover from a steep decline in population.
The new regulations effective Wednesday also prohibit the sale
of any American shad caught in New York state.
State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete
Grannis says the Hudson River shad stock has declined dramatically
for more than a decade, and has failed to rebound under
restrictions enacted in 2008. He said the DEC will reopen the shad
fishery when the population recovers to sustainable levels.
The new restrictions on the Delaware River reduce the daily
creel limit from six fish to three and prohibit commercial shad