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.
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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
- 05/15/22: Commercial Trap Gear Fishery to Openand Small Vessel Speed Limit to Expire Effective Monday, May 16th
- 05/14/22: Saturday May 14th Update on DMF's Monitoring for Right Whales in Coastal Waters
- 05/13/22: Update on DMF's Monitoring for Right Whales in Coastal Waters
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- Seasonal Trap Gear Closure Reminder (map)
- Trap Gear Buoyline Modifications
- Spring 2022 Resource Assessment Survey Announcement
- DMF's Report Characterizing Springtime Longfin Squid Trawl Fishery
- Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Public Hearings
- FAQ on New Recreational Striped Bass Rules
- 2021 Guide to DMF Regulations
- Update on Striped Bass License Plates