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

Division of Marine Fisheries logo

Address

251 Causeway Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114

Phone

Online

DMF Staff Directory View 

Fax

(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

News

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.

News

Notice to Fixed Gear Fishermen Regarding April cod Industry-Based Survey (IBS) Tows 

3/22/2018 Division of Marine Fisheries

We ask that fixed gear fishermen move their gear as we conduct Industry-Based trawl Surveys. DMF provides tow locations and maps to facilitate the movement of fixed gear.

  • News

    Fishing education grant opportunity 

    11/27/2017 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife seeks qualified applicants to recommend for funding to bring conservation education and fishing experiences to Hispanic families through RBFF's George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund.

  • News

    Notice to Fixed Gear Fishermen Regarding November cod IBS Tows  

    10/31/2017 Division of Marine Fisheries

    We ask that fixed gear fishermen move their gear as we conduct Industry-Based trawl Surveys. DMF provides tow locations and maps to facilitate the movement of fixed gear.

  • News

    Notice to Fixed Gear Fishermen Regarding October Cod IBS Tows 

    9/06/2017 Division of Marine Fisheries

    We ask that fixed gear fishermen move their gear as we conduct Industry-Based trawl Surveys. DMF provides tow locations and maps to facilitate the movement of fixed gear.

Upcoming Events

  • Salem Willows Youth Fishing Clinic 

    167 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
    Saturday, June 2, 2018
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    This fun filled event includes painting, casting, knot tying, and best of all fishing!
  • 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!

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