Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
November 5, 2010
RECREATIONAL SALTWATER FISHING PERMIT – PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR:
DECEMBER 8, 2010 and DECEMBER 15, 2010
Last November (2009), the Massachusetts legislature passed House Bill No. 4309 – An Act Instituting Saltwater Fishing Licenses. The Act requires the Division of Marine Fisheries to establish a “state recreational fishing permit program” in compliance with federal law. To meet deadlines for the upcoming permitting and fishing year, the regulations have been enacted under the Director’s emergency authority. Through the public hearing process, the public can review and make comments on adjustments to the rules.
Synopsis of new rules:
Two Public Hearings Have Been Scheduled:
Comments received by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (617.626.1509), or mail (251 Causeway St.,
Suite 400; Boston, MA 02114) will be accepted until 5PM on Friday, December 17, 2010.
Copies of proposed regulations may be obtained at: (http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dmf/marinefisheriesnotices/pubhearings/draft_regs_rec_license.pdf) or by
contacting Jared Silva by e-mail (email@example.com), phone (617.626.1534), or at the above fax and mailing address.