Primary buyers are MA Seafood or Bait Dealers who are permitted to purchase marine species directly from fishermen. These include bait dealers who buy directly from fishermen, as well as fishermen acting as their own dealers.

Several marine species are quota managed and primary buyers who purchase these species must obtain authorization from MA DMF. For current quotas, landings and regulations for quota managed species, visit our quota and landings page.

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Species Abbreviation Key
Black Sea BassBluefishSpiny DogfishFlukeIllex SquidLoligo SquidScupStriped BassTautog
BSBBLUSDFFLUILXLOLSCUSTBTOG

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