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Proposed amendments to Division of Marine Fisheries regulations

The following is a list of notices, by date of publication, for proposed Division of Marine Fisheries regulations. Click on the links below to view the hearing notices and proposed regulations.

All persons interested in submitting comments on the proposed regulations may do so in writing by the date indicated in the notice. Refer to the full notice for the mailing address for submitting comments. All comments received by the date indicated in the notice will be reviewed and considered.

Upcoming public hearings

August 3, 2020 - Virtual Public Hearing on Closure of Cape Cod Canal to Commercial Striped Bass Fishing
published: 10:01 AM on 7/10/20

Under the provisions of M.G.L. c. 30A and pursuant to the authority found at M.G.L. c. 130 §§ 2, 17A, 80 and 104, the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is taking public comment on recently enacted emergency regulations at 322 CMR 6.07 to close the Cape Cod Canal (“Canal”) to commercial striped bass fishing. All materials for this public hearing, including the strikethrough regulatory language, may be found on DMF’s website or may be acquired by contacting Jared Silva by e-mail at

Public Comment Period and Public Hearing Schedule

DMF will accept written public comment through 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020. Please address all written comments to Director Daniel McKiernan. Comments may be e-mailed under the subject “Public Comment on Cape Cod Canal” and sent to or sent via post to the attention of Jared Silva at 251 Causeway Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114.

DMF has also scheduled a virtual public hearing for Monday, August 3, 2020, at 6 p.m. The public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom. To attend the Zoom hearing, please use the login or call in information provided below. Immediately following the public hearing, a recording will be published to DMF’s YouTube channel.

Documents for Public Hearing