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Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater Fishing

Division of Marine Fisheries

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Maura T. Healey – Governor

Kimberley Driscoll – Lieutenant Governor

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Rebecca L. Tepper – Secretary

Department of Fish and Game

Thomas K. O'Shea – Commissioner

Division of Marine Fisheries

Daniel J. McKiernan – Director

Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission

Raymond W. Kane Jr. - Chatham – Chairman

Kalil Boghdan - Hamilton
Tim Brady – Plymouth
William Doyle - Plymouth
Michael Pierdinock - Plymouth
Bill Amaru - Orleans
Shelley Edmundson - Tisbury
Arthur Sawyer - Gloucester
Christopher McGuire - Falmouth

Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Panel

Kevin Blinkoff – Bourne – Chairman

Kalil Boghdan - Hamilton
Patrick Paquette - Hyannis
Mike Moss - Sutton
Michael Pierdinock - Plymouth

For more information see our website

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 local fishing groups. For further information, contact your local Recreational Fisheries biologist.

Recreational Fisheries Program Biologists

South Shore Office:

836 South Rodney French Boulevard

New Bedford, MA 02744

(508) 990-2860

John Boardman

South Shore/South Coast

[email protected]

Annisquam River Marine Fisheries Station:

30 Emerson Avenue

Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 282-0308

Matt Ayer

North Shore/Metro Boston

[email protected]

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, limited English proficiency, disability, veteran's status, or background. If you believe you have been discriminated against in a program or activity or need more information, contact Melixza G. Esenyie, ADA and Diversity Manager, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston MA 02114, [email protected], (617) 872-3270.

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:

Toll-Free Number: 1-800-632-8075