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

  • Our Spring Resource Assessment Survey begins on May 7th. Be sure to check out tow locations and updates
  • Our cod Industry Based Survey will start the May survey soon. Be sure to check out tow locations and sign up for text alerts!
  • 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

  • ASMFC Public Hearing & Comment Period on American Eel Management 

    19 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532
    Thursday, June 7, 2018
    6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is seeking public comment on Draft Addendum V to the American Eel Fishery Management Plan.
  • 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!

Locations of Division of Marine Fisheries


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