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This publication is a summary of fishing regulations. It is not the full laws or rules. It is intended only as a guide to seasons and other necessary marine information. For more detailed information concerning regulations, consult the New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Book, Fish and Game Administrative Rules, or contact your local Conservation Officer. Fish and Game laws and rules may be viewed at any Fish and Game office (see below for phone numbers); Legislative Services, Administrative Rules, in the State House Annex, 25 Capitol St., Room 219, Concord, NH 03301; and at or A compendium of Fish and Game laws may also be purchased at Department headquarters in Concord for $41.

State of New Hampshire

Maggie Hassan, Governor

Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive • Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Law Enforcement Districts

District 1

Region 1, 629B Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
(603) 788-3164
Lt. Wayne Saunders

District 2

Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
(603) 744-5470
Lt. James Goss

District 3

Region 2, Box 417
New Hampton, NH 03256
(603) 744-5470
Lt. James Kneeland

District 4

Region 4, 15 Ash Brook Court
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-9669
Lt. David Walsh

District 5

Fish and Game HQ
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3361
Lt. James Juneau

District 6

Region 3, 225 Main St.
Durham, NH 03824-4732
(603) 868-1095
Lt. Michael Eastman

N.H. Fish & Game Commissioners

The numbers on this page are the home phone numbers of Fish and Game Commissioners. Please use discretion with the timing of your calls. For emergency calls after hours, call N.H. State Police or your local police.
For questions about N.H. fishing laws, call (603) 271-3127.

Belknap County
John W. McGonagle
(603) 524-3134

Carroll County
David L. Patch
Vice Chair
(603) 387-3771

Cheshire County
Robert Phillipson, Jr.
(603) 352-8336

Fred Clews, Jr.
(603) 926-5072

Coos County
Theodore A. Tichy
(603) 449-2244

Grafton County
Sharon Guaraldi
(603) 448-4072

Hillsborough County
Walter Morse
(603) 464-3797

Merrimack County
Vincent Greco
(603) 715-9091

Rockingham County
James W. Ryan
(603) 942-8579

Strafford County

Sullivan County
Thomas H. Hubert
(603) 863-9213

N.H. Fish & Game Telephone Numbers

Law Enforcement

Questions about N.H. fish and game regulations (603) 271-3127

Dispatch (603) 271-3361

Regular Hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

Sept. 1 to Dec. 7: Seven days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

To Report Violations 24 Hours a Day

Operation Game Thief 1-800-344-4262


Off Highway Recreational Vehicle (laws/education) (603) 271-3129

N.H. Fish and Game

Headquarters/License Office (603) 271-3421

Executive Director’s Office (603) 271-3511

Inland Fisheries (603) 271-2501

License Agent Accounting/OHRV Registry (603) 271-2743

License Information (603) 271-3421

Marine Fisheries (603) 868-1095

Nuisance Wildlife Questions (603) 223-6832

Public Affairs (603) 271-3211

Wildlife Programs (603) 271-2461

Regional Offices

Region 1: Lancaster (603) 788-3164

Region 2: New Hampton (603) 744-5470

Region 3: Durham (603) 868-1095

Region 4: Keene (603) 352-9669

Coastal Resource Contacts

N.H. Fish and Game Marine Fisheries Division

225 Main St., Durham, NH 03824
Hours: 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon.–Fri. (603) 868-1095


Contact N.H. Fish and Game Department for rules and statutes (603) 868-1095

Clam Flat Hotline

Current open or closed condition of Hampton Harbor and other shellfishing areas

Maine Marine Resources (Maine Marine Patrol)(207) 624-6550

Marine Mammals, Seals, Porpoises, Whales

Federal regulations prohibit harassment of marine mammals. Stranded mammals should be reported to the Seacoast Science Center at (603) 997-9448

Massachusetts Marine Fisheries (617) 626-1520

Massachusetts Environmental Police 1-800-632-8075

National Marine Fisheries Service (Nmfs) (

For information on federal regulations and federal permits:
Regulations (978) 281-9315
Permits (978) 281-9370

New Hampshire Dept. Of Environmental Services

Shellfish Program (603) 559-1509

New Hampshire Dept. of Safety—Marine Patrol

Boating regulations (603) 293-2037
Boat registration (603) 227-4000

Portsmouth Harbor Coast Guard

For U.S. Coast Guard information (603) 436-4415

Wildlife Services

Animal Damage Control (603) 223-6832

This digest, with enlarged type,
is available for the visually impaired. Call N.H. Fish and Game Public Affairs
Division at (603) 271-3211.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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