Fish go fish is a catch-and-release program in which anglers must wait at least three hours before entering the water.
They must then release fish and pay a fee to the state.
The rules apply to fish that are released within the first three hours.
The state has a catch and release policy that is similar to what is used in some other states.
But the rules in New York state are much stricter than those in other states and are not as strict as those in many other states, such as Washington state, according to the Fish and Game Commission.
“There is no catch and return,” said Mike Smith, a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman.
“It’s really important that we keep our regulations as close to the original intent as possible.”
The rulemaking process started last year with the commission, but it took a few months to finalize the rules, said John Ewing, a fish and game commission spokesman.
The Fish and Fish Commission has since implemented the rules and is working with state and federal agencies to finalizing regulations for next year.
Fish and Game Commissioner Bill Johnson said he has seen a lot of concern over the rules.
“We’ve heard a lot about the rules over the years,” Johnson said.
“There’s always a sense of, ‘Why did they have to do this?'”
Smith said the Fish & Game Commission will work with the state, the state agencies and the federal Fish & Wildlife Service to come up with a catch rule for next fall.