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 and Comment Periods

September 13, 2022 on Recreational Fishing Limits for Cod and Haddock

DMF will host a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 8AM prior to the scheduled Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission business meeting. The purpose of the public hearing is to take comment on: (1) emergency regulations to amend 322 CMR 6.03 to set the 2022 recreational fishing limits for Southern New England (Georges Bank) cod; and (2) proposed draft regulations at 322 CMR 6.03 to set the 2022 recreational fishing limits for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock consistent with proposed federal rule.

You may register for the public hearing hereDMF will also accept written public comment through 5PM on Monday, September 12, 2022. Submit written comments to Director Daniel McKiernan by e-mail ( or post (251 Causeway Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114).