Town of Oyster Bay, NY
Nassau County
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Female blue-claw crabs (Callinectes sapidus) with eggs visible thereon, commonly called "sponge crabs," shall not be taken, possessed or transported at any time. Crabs shall not be taken by dredging in Town waters.[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 16-82, which dealt with various marine life, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991. For similar state provisions, see the Environmental Conservation Law.
If any fish or crustacea are unintentionally taken contrary to any provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Law or the Marine Life Ordinance of the Town of Oyster Bay, they shall be returned to the water at once without unnecessary injury.
Starfish, drills (Urosalpinx cinera) and periwinkles (litorinia) when taken shall not be returned alive to the waters of the Town.
No person shall take, injure or destroy any horseshoe crab (limulus polyphemus) between May 15 and July 15.