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Saltwater Fishing Regulations

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Species

Note

Min. Size

Open Periods

Possession Limits

American Eel

(1)

6″

All Year

50 fish

Black Sea Bass

(2)

14″

Private

May 11 – Oct. 31

4 fish

For-Hire

Closed Season For-Hire (LOA required*)

May 11 – June 14

10 fish

July 1 – Aug. 11

20 fish

Sept. 1 – Oct. 10

Blue Marlin

(6)

Federal rules apply. Consult NOAA Fisheries.

Bluefish

None

All Year

10 fish

Cod (North of Cape Cod)

Spring Cod Conservation Zone

April 16 – July 21

Closed

Winter Cod Conservation Zone

Nov, 15 – Jan, 31

All Other Areas
in State Waters

Private and For-Hire

19

April 16 – Oct. 31

9 fish

For-Hire

Nov. 1 – April 15

Closed

Private

19

Nov. 1 – April 15

2 fish/person
(75 lb/boat)

Cod (South & East of Cape Cod)

22″

All Year

10 fish

Dab (Plaice)

14″

All Year

None

Fluke

16″

May 22 – Sept. 30

5 fish

Gray Sole (Witch)

14

All Year

None

Haddock

21″

All Year

None

Halibut

41″

All Year

1 fish

Monkfish

17″

All Year

None

Pollock

None

All Year

None

Redfish

9″

All Year

None

River Herring

(5)

Harvest, possession, sale and use are prohibited.

Sailfish

(6)

Federal rules apply. Consult NOAA Fisheries.

Scup

(3)

10

 Private

May 1 – Dec. 31

30 fish

For-Hire Regular Season

July 1 – Dec. 31

 For-Hire Bonus

May 1 – June 30

45 fish

Shad

(7)

None

All Year

Closed with exceptions

Sharks (excludes spiny dogfish)

Refer to shark section.

Smelt

None

June 16 – March 14

50 fish

Spiny Dogfish

None

All year

None

Striped Bass

(4)

28″

All year

2 fish

Tautog

16″

All year

3 fish

Tunas

Federal rules apply. Consult NOAA Fisheries.

Weakfish

16″

All year

1 fish

White Marlin

(6)

Federal rules apply. Consult NOAA Fisheries.

White Perch

8″

All year

25 fish

Windowpane Flounder

Prohibited

Winter Flounder (North of Cape Cod)

12″

All year

8 fish

Winter Flounder

(South & East of Cape Cod)

12

Apr. 27 – May 26

2 fish

Sept. 28 – Oct. 27

Wolffish

Prohibited

Yellowtail Flounder

13″

All year

None

Notes:

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1) Subject to regulation by the Division and local community. Consult local regulations.

2) Black sea bass are measured from the tip of the snout or jaw (mouth closed) to the farthest extremity of the tail, not including the tail filament.

3) Maximum 150 scup per private vessel with 6 or more passengers.

4) Striped bass must be kept whole, with head, tail and body intact – no mutilation permitted (other than evisceration). The discard of dead, legal size striped bass is prohibited. To prohibit the practice of high-grading, recreational fishermen may not retain legal-sized striped bass and release said fish in favor of another larger legal-sized striped bass captured subsequently. It shall be unlawful to keep striped bass alive in the water by attaching a line or chain to the fish or placing the fish in a live well or holding car. Striped bass are measured from the tip of the snout or jaw (mouth closed) to the farthest extremity of the tail. Note: Permitted party/charter vessel operators may fillet striped bass for their customers. See 322 CMR 6.07 (4)(g) for details.

5) It is unlawful for any person to harvest, possess or sell river herring in the Commonwealth or in the waters under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth.

6) Billfish are measured from the tip of the lower jaw to the tail fork.

7) Shad is a catch and release fishery, except for on the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers where anglers may retain up to 3 fish per day.

Prohibitions

Snagging, snatching of anadromous fish: including shad, smelt, white perch, striped bass, trout, and salmon, but excluding alewives or blueback herring.

The taking of striped bass by any means other than hook and line.

To “high-grade” striped bass, i.e. the discard of dead, legal size striped bass.

To retain live striped bass in the water by attaching to a stringer or placing in a live well or holding car.

The taking of billfish using gear other than a rod and reel.

The taking of Atlantic salmon, sturgeon, all marine mammals, all sea turtles and the diamond back terrapin from Massachusetts waters.

For anyone, except the owner, to handle, destroy, or molest any lobster or crab pot or other fishing gear, including any gear swept up on the shore, beaches or flats whether public or private, or to take fish there from.

To sell, barter or exchange fish or shellfish without a commercial permit.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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