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Marine Fisheries Regulations 

Whether you are a recreational or commercial fishermen or a seafood dealer, you need to stay up to date on all marine fisheries regulations.

Seafood and Bait Dealers 

Everything you need to know about permitting and regulations for seafood dealers in Massachusetts.

Fisheries Research 

Learn more about our research that is used to manage Massachusetts' fishery resources.

Recreational Lobster Fishing 

Buy your recreational lobster permit, learn about lobster regulations, and watch tutorial videos.

Massachusetts Seafood 

Sharing the importance of local seafood. Fresh for generations.

Shellfish Sanitation and Management 

Learn about how shellfish is managed in Massachusetts.

Marine Fisheries Publications 

View our publications to catch up on our latest news and research updates!

Fisheries Assessments and Surveys 

The Assessment and Survey Program focuses on resources assessment, invertebrate fisheries research and monitoring and conservation of protected species.

Recreational and Diadromous Fisheries Research 

DMF biologists work to preserve, enhance, and promote marine recreational and diadromous fisheries.

Fisheries Habitat Restoration and Monitoring 

Learn more about our habitat program that helps enhance the fisheries in our state.

Marine Fisheries Management 

Fishermen and other interested parties can learn more about our management process at the state, interstate, and federal level.

Fishing Community Support and Outreach 

Learn about additional ways DMF provides assistance to local fishing communities.

Recreational Saltwater Fishing 

Everything you need to know about saltwater fishing in Massachusetts.

Commercial Fishing 

Learn about commercial fishing permitting, reporting, and regulations.

Marine Fisheries Advisories and Legal Notices 

Use the links below to view past and present Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) notices.