New York's marine waters offer abundant and world-class fishing opportunities! DEC's Marine Recreational Angler Records Program recognizes the exceptional saltwater fish and blue crab you catch. If you've caught a big fish or crab lately, DEC wants to hear from you!
Before Going Saltwater Fishing
Before fishing in New York's marine waters, make sure to enroll in the no-fee Recreational Marine Fishing Registry and check the Recreational Saltwater Fishing Regulations. Anglers are encouraged to visit DEC's Best Practices for Saltwater Fishing for guidance on proper fish handling and catch and release fishing.