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New Hampshire

Saltwater Fishing

New Hampshire Contacts

State of New Hampshire

Christoper T. Sununu, Governor Scott R. Mason, 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. Mark W. Ober

District 2

Region 2, Box 417 New Hampton, NH 03256 (603) 744-5470 Lt. Bradley R. Morse

District 3

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

District 4

Region 4, 15 Ash Brook Court Keene, NH 03431 (603) 352-9669 Lt. William J. Boudreau

District 5

Fish and Game HQ 11 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301 (603) 271-3361 Lt. Adam P. Cheney

District 6

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

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 Marc Lachance (603) 722-0509 Carroll County David L. Patch Vice Chair (603) 387-3771 Cheshire County John Caveney (802) 254-1535 Coastal Paul G. McInnis (603) 770-6677 Coos County Eric G. Stohl Chair (603) 237-4206 Grafton County Paul W. DeBow (603) 481-2479 Hillsborough County Ray Green (603) 396-2493 Merrimack County Christopher Hodgdon (603) 746-1000 Rockingham County Christina Luppi (603) 957-8524 Strafford County Frederick T. Bird (603) 289-7745 Sullivan County Bruce Temple (603) 543-0519

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.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. and Sun Sept. 1 to end of firearm season: Seven days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

To Report Violations 24 Hours a Day

Operation Game Thief1-800-344-4262

or wildnh.com/ogt

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

N.H. Fish and Game

Headquarters/License Office (603) 271-3421

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

Executive Director’s Office (603) 271-3511

Inland Fisheries (603) 271-2501

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

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

Aquaculture

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 areas1-800-43-CLAMS

Maine Marine Resources (Maine Marine Patrol)(207) 633-9595

Marine Mammals, Seals, Porpoises, Whales

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

Massachusetts Marine Fisheries(617) 626-1520

Massachusetts Environmental Police1-800-632-8075

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

(greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov)

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 (603) 271-3211 or email information@wildlife.nh.gov

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire

The official non-profit partner of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation raises money and works with wildlife professionals and conservation education partners to fund Fish and Game’s conservation of wildlife and natural places. The foundation has supported a wide range of projects, including tracking and mapping of ovigerous female lobsters and monitoring river herring passage over the breached Wadleigh Falls Dam on the Lamprey River. Funding for the foundation’s grants program comes from individual and corporate donors and from the annual auction of fish and game permits and licenses. The foundation accepts general and targeted cash donations, as well as planned gifts and tangible assets; in most cases, contributions are tax-deductible. To learn more about the foundation or make an online donation, visit nhwildlifeheritage.org or contact (603) 496-2778 or admin@nhwildlifeheritage.org. Thanks for your support!