STOP NEW YORK'S "RIGHT TO FISH" BILL!
Bill A. 2260 (introduced by Assemblyman Pete Grannis)
the "right-to-fish" bill has passed in the Assembly and is now being
considered by the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. It is going
through the Senate under its Assembly number. The bill allows "public
fishing from a vessel on all waterways of the state that are navigable in
fact or navigable in law."
This bill is the result of a court case where the
landowner tried to close the river running through his property to public
fishing. The landowner won the court case. If this bill becomes law, no
one will have the right to prohibit fishing on navigable waters running
through their property.
Please write a letter to Senator Carl Marcellino, Chair,
Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, 812 LOB, Albany, NY 12247,
Fax: 518-426-6975 and tell him you are opposed to this bill. If you have
the time, send a copy of your letter to all members of the Senate EnCon
Committee as well as your own state senator.
Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Members:
Vincent L. Leibell, III
Malcolm A. Smith
Owen H. Johnson
Michael A.L. Balboni
Patricia K. McGee
Elizabeth O'C. Little
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann
John J. Marchi
John D. Sabini
Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
Albany, NY 12247
If we allow anglers to have this legal right to fish, it
may be harder to oppose any attempt by hunters to have a law granting them
the right to hunt. We must oppose this bill.
Thank you to Ronda Roaring for alerting us to this