Who Needs a Permit?
The following individuals DO NOT need a 2014 permit:
The fee for an individual fisherman (resident or non-resident) is $10
How will the permit fee money be used?
All money from permit fees will be deposited into a dedicated account and can only be used for implementing projects that will enhance recreational saltwater fishing including:
Marine Fisheries strongly recommends the use of circle hooks for their proven ability to reduce mortality of released fish.
To Obtain a 2014 Massachusetts Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit:
Visit our website at:
Call toll-free from 5am-5pm: 1-866-703-1925
For a list of permit vendor locations and to view frequently asked questions, please visit our website at:
For questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston – (617) 626-1520
Gloucester – (978) 282-0308 x150
New Bedford – (508) 990-2860 x150
Regulations in red are new this year.
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