These reg's are open for comment until Feb 24. They affect all craft including kayaks and canoes at boat launches. Or maybe if there is a further checkpoint - didn't read them yet myself.
From the ADK newsletter -
"Some important recreational Boat Regulations were proposed early in 2014. On January 8th the NYS DEC announced a proposed rule-making which will affect State Boat Launching Sites, Fishing Access Sites, and Fishing Rights Areas. The purpose of the new regulation is to limit the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. This new regulation applies to all watercraft, including kayaks, canoes, and any other recreational water transport device, as well as the trailer used to haul the watercraft.
In brief, "the proposed revised regulations will restrict the transport of aquatic invasive species to and from state boat launching facilities and require boats to be drained before launching at or leaving a NYS DEC boat launch." DEC is accepting comments on the proposed regulations until February 24th. You can find more information here.Z"
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Posted by: trout on Jan-31-14 12:37 PM (EST)
Celia ...i think this is the site you were concerned about , that would best apply to in state and visiting boaters >http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/95111.html
I meant the first - for comment info|
Posted by: Celia on Jan-31-14 8:33 PM (EST)
I was thinking some might want to submit comments, which address info is listed under the link to the actual reg's.
If they couldn't stop a well muscled |
Posted by: g2d on Jan-31-14 2:40 PM (EST)
zebra, how can they expect to stop "Personal Watercraft"?
Posted by: dc9mm on Jan-31-14 11:35 PM (EST)
Not sure why I would care about this as a kayaker. Its not like I have my kayak full of water when I leave. So not sure why I would care about this. Iam I misunderstanding how this would have any effect on me?
Only if you want to launch your kayak|
Posted by: Celia on Feb-01-14 9:10 AM (EST)
The critters being targeted ...|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Feb-01-14 10:24 AM (EST)
... are most often microscopic. Zebra mussels are the ones we hear about the most, and even they make most of their leaps from one body of water to the next in the larval stage which is too small for you to see. So, no one can do anything to avoid the risk of taking them OUT of a body of water, but by cleaning your boat you can avoid taking them TO your next destination.
Only in New York...|
Posted by: yakfisher on Feb-01-14 3:27 PM (EST)
Posted by: Celia on Feb-01-14 3:52 PM (EST)
The Black-and-White Mentality|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Feb-01-14 5:00 PM (EST)
I didn't read the reg,|
Posted by: jackl on Feb-02-14 8:36 AM (EST)
but I would think that in the Adirondacks they are more concerned with the spread of invasive water plants, and if that is the case, I am one hundred percent with them.
Clean the boat|
Posted by: Harry0244 on Feb-02-14 10:09 AM (EST)
I don't think most paddlers are the |
Posted by: spiritboat on Feb-02-14 11:01 AM (EST)
problem when it comes to vessel cleanliness.
It was bound to happen|
Posted by: pikabike on Feb-02-14 8:42 PM (EST)
Posted by: okayeh on Feb-02-14 10:10 PM (EST)
It took one year for rock snot/diddymo to really make a river I paddled on look like s%^t. I really don't care to swim in it anymore. The organism, as far as anyone knows, was transported in cork soles from N.Z. to N.B where the soles where used for fishing. It ran down into other rivers in no time. No matter what I did/do I couldn't stop it. But, after being in it I wash my boat, boots, paddles, ropes and anything that was in the canoe touching water. I try to limit what I can. It's not in the rivers closest to me yet.
it's tough to get indignant about |
Posted by: slushpaddler on Feb-13-14 11:48 AM (EST)
washing my kayak. But apparently not tough enough.