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Recreational Saltwater Fishing

In November of 2009, the Massachusetts State Legislature passed and Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Instituting Saltwater Fishing Licenses” (Saltwater Act). This law enabled Marine Fisheries to build and implement a state permitting program for 2011. [ More Info ]

Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Derby

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries will acknowledge catches of outstanding saltwater gamefish that meet certain requirements. Eligible species and minimum qualifying weights are listed on this page.
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Page Through the Digital Edition

Read the entire 2011 Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Guide online! Our unique digital edition allows you to page through the entire guide, just as if you were reading the magazine. The table of contents, URL’s and advertisements are all clickable and will take you right to the website. [ Check it out ]

Commonly Caught Species

Massachusetts has a wide variety of fish. Check out this handy guide with fabulous illustrations and information on each species. [ Check it out ]

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

Digital Edition Click through an interactive version of the regulation guide. Turn the pages just as you would the real thing.
PDF Download The entire guide is also available as a PDF download so that you can save the file to your computer for offline viewing.

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