Fish of Massachusetts

  • Fish of Massachusetts Brochure

    A new full color, illustrated brochure of the Freshwater Fishes of Massachusetts is available from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife). The brochure includes pictures of most of the freshwater fish species found in Massachusetts and is packed with information that will be valuable for any conservationist with an interest in ponds, streams or rivers. Available to pick up at MassWildlife offices.

  • Fish Facts & Lists

    Basic facts on some of the fish in Massachusetts and a list of all freshwater fish species in the state.

  • List of Massachusetts Inland Fishes

    An Annotated Working List of the Inland Fishes of Massachusetts, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.

  • History of Tiger Muskie & Northern Pike in Massachusetts  pdf format of History of Tiger Muskie & Northern Pike

    Excerpt from Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine.

Technical Reports

  • Factors Influencing Riverine Fish Assemblages in Massachusetts

    The US Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the MA Department of Fish and Game, MA DCR, and MA DEP conducted an investigation of small- and medium-sized Massachusetts streams to find out how the combination of physical natural basin characteristics (slope, sand and gravel, basin size, elevation) and human land use characteristics (flow alteration, impervious land coverage, dams) affect the compositions of fish communities found in those streams. Todd Richards, MassWildlife Aquatic Biologist is a co-author of this report. Online report from the USGS.

  • Target Fish Community Technical Report, 2009  pdf format of Target Fish Community Technical Report
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    Published April of 2009 by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, this report includes methods used in the Target Fish Community effort, describes river-specific results for 11 major mainstem rivers and conclusion on the effort.