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You can learn about the regulations that govern commercial finfish fishing in the documents attached below. Regulations tables were updated on October 7, 2021.
Review the Division's administrative law information here.
The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) develops and implements marine fisheries regulations in the Commonwealth. We've established the following management policies to clarify certain regulations.
If you have questions regarding the administrative law process, review the materials here.
You can learn about the regulations that govern commercial lobster & crab fishing in the information below. Regulations table was updated on September 20, 2017.
You can learn about the regulations that govern commercial shellfish & sea urchin fishing in the information below. Regulations tables were updated on April 5, 2021.
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