1) Q. Where can I register my boat?
A. Boats are registered by the Massachusetts Environmental Police .

2) Q. What are the rules and regulations for X species?
A. Visit the recreational fishing regulations or the commercial fishing regulations sections of our website.

3) Q. Where can I get a copy of the recreational abstract?
A. You can call any MarineFisheries station and request one to be mailed to you.

4) Q. When are the seasons open for X species?
A. Visit the recreational fishing regulations or the commercial fishing regulations sections of our website.

5) Q. Where can I get information on the DMF fishing Derby?
A. Visit our saltwater fishing derby page.

6) Q. Where are the Permitting offices located and how can I get directions?
A. Permits are issued at our Headquarters in Boston, Quest Campus in New Bedford, and the Annisquam River Marine Fisheries Station in Gloucester. Commercial permit applications and descriptions of permit types can be found on our permits page . Information on recreational permits can be found here .

7) Q. How can I get a copy of the Division of Marine Fisheries Saltwater Sport Fishing Guide?
A. Stop by any of our MarineFisheries field stations to pick one up, or contact our Gloucester or New Bedford offices to have one mailed to you. A PDF version of the guide can also be downloaded from our informational publications page.  Must be reviewed

8) Q. How can I get a copy of the Division of Marine Fisheries Sport Fish poster?
A. Unfortunately, the only way to obtain a poster is to physically pick one up at one of the field stations located at 30 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester , MA 01930, OR 1213 Purchase St - 3rd Floor, New Bedford , MA 02740.

9) Q. Where can I get a fishing license?
A. For a marine fisheries commercial permit, visit our permits page and see question 6 above for permitting locations. To renew your recreational lobster permit, purchase a recreational saltwater fishing permit, or purchase a freshwater fishing license, visit MassFishHunt . For more information on saltwater recreational fishing permits click here .

10) Q. Do I need a recreational saltwater fishing permit?
A. Yes. In order to recreationally fish in Massachusetts individuals 16 years and older need a Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit. Please go the Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit page for more information.

11) Q. Who do I speak with if I have a question on my commercial catch report?
A. You can call the DMF Statistics Project at 978-282-0308 x101 or email dmf.stats@state.ma.us

12) Q. Who do I speak with if I have a question on my Dealer Authorization Form?
A. You can call Kim Lundy at 978-282-0308 X117 Must be reviewed

13) Q. Where can I get a list of authorized dealers for X species?
A. Visit our dealer lookup page. We also have a bait dealer lookup page.  Must be reviewed

14) Q. Where can I get a tuna license?
A. Tuna is a Federally regulated species; you should call the National Marine Fisheries Service in Gloucester at 978-281-9300 or visit the NMFS Permit Shop online.

15) Q. Do I need a MA commercial permit to sell Bluefin tuna in Massachusetts?
A. Yes, in addition to your Federal Tuna Permit, you need a MA commercial permit to land and sell tuna in Massachusetts.