Get a Massachusetts Recreational Saltwater Fishing Guide

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.

About the guide

The Massachusetts Saltwater Recreational Fishing Guide keeps you informed about fishing events, and fishing rules and regulations. 

The 2020 edition covers:

  • Cod avoidance study
  • Circle hooks save fish!
  • Seafood guide to cook your catch
  • Recreational lobstering and crabbing
  • Species native to Massachusetts marine waters
  • Best handling practices for fishing
  • Winners of the 2019 Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Derby

There are a few ways to get this year’s guide:

  • View the guide online
  • Call one of our offices
  • Stop by one of our offices to pick a guide up