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Marine Fisheries Advisories and Legal Notices

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


DMF Advisories provide official announcements of updates to permits, public hearings, opening & closing of fishing seasons and other important news. If you want to stay up-to-date on current Advisories subscribe to the DMF listserv.


Public Hearing Notices

Under the provisions of M.G.L. Ch 30A and pursuant to the authority found in M.G.L. Ch. 130 ss. 17A & 80, the Division of Marine Fisheries and the Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission schedule public hearings to accept comment on regulatory actions and proposed changes to 322 CMR. 

Legal Notices

Legal Notices provide official Director's Declarations, Quota Closure notices, Permit Conditions, Classification Notices for DSGAs Classified as Prohibited, Status Changes for DSGAs Classified as Conditionally Approved or Conditionally Restricted.