The Division of Marine Fisheries of the Department of Fish and Game is responsible for the management of the Commonwealth’s living marine resources. The Division promotes and develops commercial and recreational fisheries through research, technical assistance, and the collection of statistics. biologists are assigned to regions of the state and interact with many federal, interstate, state, and local management agencies as well as private fisheries organizations. For further information contact the local Recreational Fisheries biologists.
Recreational Fisheries Program Biologists
South Shore Office:
Quest Center, 1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
FAX: (508) 990-0449
Paul Caruso – Cape & Islands
John Boardman – S.Shore/S.Coast
Marine Fisheries Station:
30 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 282-0308 FAX: (617) 727-3337
Matt Ayer – North Shore
251 Causeway St., Suite 400
Boston. MA 02114
FAX: (617) 626-1509
Office of Law Enforcement
Environmental Police Officers are responsible for enforcing Massachusetts fish and game laws including the commercial and recreational harvest of living marine resources. In addition they also enforce the Commonwealth’s boating and recreational vehicle laws and regulations. Fishing violations can be reported to the following number:
Toll free Number 1-800-632-8075
Regulations in red are new this year.
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