The Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund

This dedicated fund supports several Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) projects in Massachusetts. Learn more about how the Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund is utilized.

About the Fund

The Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund finances recreational fishing improvement programs administered by DMF. All fees collected from the sale of recreational saltwater fishing permits are deposited in the Fund. The Commonwealth can also accept gifts or grants and place them into the Fund.

The Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Panel helps DMF in crafting annual spending plans from the Fund.

Some of the activities supported by the Fund are:

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