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Question What is a significant coastal fish and wildlife habitat?

Answer A significant coastal fish and wildlife habitat is a policy aimed at protecting the state's most important coastal habitats and serves or promotes one or more of the following functions: promotes the survival of a large portion of a particular fish or wildlife population; supports populations of species that are endangered, threatened, or of special concern; supports populations having significant commercial, recreational, or educational value; and exemplifies a habitat type that is not commonly found in the state or in a coastal region.

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Coastal Management Program, Fish & Wildlife Policies: Significant Habitats

policy 7, significant coastal fish and wildlife habitats will be protected, preserved, and where practical, restored so as to maintain their viability as habitats, explanation of policy
URL: http://www.nyswaterfronts.com/consistency_habitats.asp

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