Everything you need to know about saltwater fishing in Massachusetts.
Learn about commercial fishing permitting, reporting, and regulations.
Everything you need to know about permitting and regulations for seafood dealers in Massachusetts.
Sharing the importance of local seafood. Fresh for generations.
Compete in our Weigh-In or Catch & Release Fishing Derbies.
Whether you are a recreational or commercial fishermen or a seafood dealer, you need to stay up to date on all marine fisheries regulations.
Buy your recreational lobster permit, learn about lobster regulations, and watch tutorial videos.
Learn about how shellfish is managed in Massachusetts.
Learn more about our research that is used to manage Massachusetts' fishery resources.
The Assessment and Survey Program focuses on resources assessment, invertebrate fisheries research and monitoring and conservation of protected species.
Learn more about our habitat program that helps enhance the fisheries in our state.
DMF biologists work to preserve, enhance, and promote marine recreational and diadromous fisheries.
View our publications to catch up on our latest news and research updates!
Fishermen and other interested parties can learn more about our management process at the state, interstate, and federal level.
Learn about additional ways DMF provides assistance to local fishing communities.