Marine bait fish (herring or bunker etc) used in the Hudson River between the Federal Dam at Troy and the Tappan Zee Bridge cannot be transported overland by a motorized vehicle unless they are certified. Therefore, uncertified marine bait fish (herring or bunker etc) must be transported by boat upstream of the Tappan Zee. You can scalp in the tributaries between Troy and Tarrytown but you would have to float your catch down to the river; you can't drive it overland. On the water you can catch all the herring you want and use them anywhere from Troy to Tarrytown, you just can't bring any leftovers (alive or dead) overland to home for the next day.
Please write to DEC with your objections to the new regs asap.