Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF)

The Division of Marine Fisheries manages the state’s commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries and oversees other services that support the marine environment and fishing communities.

Contact Us

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251 Causeway Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114



DMF Staff Directory View 


(617) 626-1509

Who we serve

The Division of Marine Fisheries serves the recreational and commercial fishing industry, as well as other interested parties, through research, management, and permitting.

Advisories and Legal Notices

Important links

Seasonal highlights

  • Look up current landings for quota monitored species
  • Sign up for our listserv to receive all official announcements. Details and sign up link can be found here

Recent news & announcements from Division of Marine Fisheries

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Funding for Seafood Marketing Projects 

5/22/2018 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs


Spring Resource Assessment Survey Notice to Fixed-Gear Fishermen 

4/25/2018 Division of Marine Fisheries

Our Spring Trawl Survey begins May 7th. We ask that fixed-gear fishermen assist with our efforts by reviewing tow locations.

Upcoming Events from Division of Marine Fisheries

  • Fort Taber Youth Fishing Clinic 

    1000 South Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744
    Saturday, June 30, 2018
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    This fun filled event includes painting, casting, knot tying, and best of all fishing!
  • Scoping Hearings on Federal/Interstate Bluefish Management 

    132 South Street, Otto Fehlow Room, Plymouth, MA 02360
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are seeking public input on the range of issues and information to be considered in the Bluefish Allocation Amendment.

Locations of Division of Marine Fisheries


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