The Division of Marine Fisheries
The Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Marine Fisheries 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 your local Recreational Fisheries biologists.
Recreational Fisheries Program Biologists
South Shore Office:
1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
FAX: (508) 990-0449
Cape & Islands
Annisquam River Marine Fisheries Station:
30 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
FAX: (617) 727-3337
North Shore/Metro Boston
251 Causeway St.,
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:
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.