You can learn about the recreational saltwater fishing regulations by looking at the documents below. Updated as of April 2, 2019. These regulations apply to state-waters only.
Each year, the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) releases the Massachusetts Saltwater Recreational Fishing Guide. Find out what’s in this year’s guide and where to pick one up below.
The Saltwater Angler Education Program was created to engage the public in saltwater fishing in Massachusetts. Our mission is to teach responsible fishing in an enthusiastic environment and create avid anglers.
Looking to find out more about a particular marine creature? Click on one of the links below.
Learn saltwater fishing techniques to avoid accidentally hurting or killing fish.
Looking to volunteer to help conservation efforts? This program accepts volunteer anglers to collect data of selected fish species.
Learn more about the Sport Fish Restoration Program and how the program funds important agencies throughout the country.