Department of Fish and Game

Web Site:

www.mass.gov/dfwele

Organization Chart

Mission:

The mission of the Department of Fish and Game is to exercise stewardship responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife species, plants and natural communities as well as the habitats required to support these resources; to conserve and restore the state's rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, wild lands and coastal waters; and to ensure the responsible practice of hunting, trapping and fishing, both inland and marine.

Governing Laws:

Statutes

MGL C. 21A S. 7,8,11B Departments; Commissioners; Organization of departments; powers, duties and functions; Public Access Board
MGL C. 130 S. 1-105 Marine Fish and Fisheries
MGL C. 131 S. 1-92 Inland Fisheries and Game and other Natural Resources
MGL C. 131A S. 1-7 Massachusetts Endangered Species Act
MGL C. 10 S. 35NN Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund
MGL C. 10 S. 35D Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Fund

Regulations

321 CMR Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
322 CMR Division of Marine Fisheries