Fisheries management advisory groups

Learn more about the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) advisory groups. These groups aid DMF in the fisheries management process.

Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission

  • This group focuses on the recreational and commercial fishing interests of the Commonwealth.

Shellfish Advisory Panel

  • This group works to improve the shellfish fishing industry and community in Massachusetts.

Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Panel

  • This group advises DMF on the administration and distribution of money towards recreational saltwater fishing improvement programs.

Seafood Marketing Steering Committee

  • This group focuses on increasing consumer awareness and preference for local seafood products.


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