On April 10, MarineFisheries announced the option of a Closed Season For-Hire Black Sea Bass Fishery for interested for-hire permit holders. Based on comments received, the permit conditions attached to the Letter of Authorization (LOA) to participate in the fishery have been amended. An updated application for the LOA, including the revised permit conditions, is available here pdf format of Black Sea Bass For-Hire 2013 LOA Application .

Applications to participate in the Closed Season For-Hire Black Sea Bass Fishery are due no later than May 1. If you submitted the original application, please resubmit the new application.

Please contact Shannon Davis at 617-626-1621 or shannon.davis@state.ma.us if you have any questions about enrollment.