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What you need:
The person receiving the permit will need:
Copies of vessel trip reports (VTRs) that show you are an operator or permit holder
Catch reports from a permit you held or currently hold
Complete a Request for Verification of Permit Transferability form and submit it to the Boston office.
If the permit is transferable, we will provide a transfer packet, which contains the forms you'll need to finish your application.
The person receiving the permit must complete a Request for Verification of Fishing Experience form and submit documentation for proof of experience.
We will review the verification request and approve or deny it.
If DMF's director approves your transfer request, then you and the permit recipient will receive and complete a transfer packet. Your signatures must be notarized. Finally, the Division of Marine Fisheries will review the transfer packet for final approval, and contact you and the permit recipient.
You must work through the DMF's Boston office because state regulations prohibit the transfer, loan, lease, exchange, barter or sale of any permit without permission of the Director, who works from this office. (See Ch 130 sec 2 and 322 CMR 7.01(14)(e).
Criteria for transferring either a Coastal Lobster permit or other limited entry endorsement is governed by separate regulations: 322 CMR 7.03 and 322 CMR 7.06. Coastal Lobster permit holders in two discrete lobster management areas are allowed to transfer trap allocations between eligible permit holders.