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Buy a Recreational Fishing or Hunting License

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Massachusetts Commercial Fishing Permits

All persons who land and sell finfish, shellfish, lobsters, edible crabs or other living marine resources in Massachusetts must have a commercial fishing permit from the Division of Marine Fisheries and must sell only to permitted Massachusetts dealers. Commercial permits may be endorsed for access to the many "regulated" fisheries. Regulated fisheries include most gear types (other than hook fishing), and species that are restricted by quota. For a complete list of regulated fisheries, see the endorsements section below. All commercial permits, except Rod & Reel and Seasonal lobster, may be endorsed for shellfish at no additional cost.

"MassFishHunt" Licensing and Harvest Reporting

MassFishHunt is the official online licensing and game harvest reporting system of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game and its Divisions of Fisheries and Wildlife and Marine Fisheries.  Through this site you will be able to purchase Massachusetts saltwater and freshwater fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses, permits, and stamps.  You will also be able to report seasonal harvests of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear, and other game species.  

Recreational Saltwater Permits

Purchase or renew Massachusetts Recreational Saltwater Fishing, For-Hire, & Recreational Lobster Permits. 

Recreational Regulations Tables

Recreational regulations summary tables for finfish, sharks, shellfish, lobster, and crabs with additional information on how to measure your catch. Click here for Printable Version of Recreational Finfish Regulations