NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
YOUR BOATING AND FISHING ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE
With more than 7,500 lakes and ponds, 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, and miles and miles of coastline, there are always world class fishing opportunities nearby! The freshwater and marine waters of New York host varied and exciting fishing opportunities for all recreational anglers. Whether it's smallmouth bass fishing on Lake Erie, brook trout fishing on a crystal-clear Adirondack lake, Pacific salmon fishing on Lake Ontario, fishing for stripers on the Hudson River, or fishing for bluefish in Montauk's surf, there's something special here for everyone.
GET INVOLVED IN MARINE FISHARIES
There are numerous opportunities for members of the boating community to participate in marine science research and conservation efforts. Participating in NYSDEC citizen science programs offers hands on experiences in data collection and research methods, while also providing scientists with essential data they use to make informed decisions to better conserve treasured local marine species. Visit our website to learn more about these exciting projects and how to participate: