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2016 Massachusetts Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permits are Now Available On Line

2016 Massachusetts Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permits are Now Available On Line

Fishing on Yellowfin
Many boaters may not be aware that all recreational/non-commercial fishermen ages 16 to 59 must purchase a ($10) permit from the State. Fishermen aged 60 and older must also obtain a MA permit, but it is free.

The permit is required in order to fish for finfish from shore or from a boat in Massachusetts marine waters, including up to the first upstream bridge in rivers and streams that flow to the ocean. For boaters, everyone fishing on board must have a permit to be in compliance with the law. This permit expires and must be renewed each calendar year.

You can get your permit, more information or download a paper application at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dmf/recreational-fishing/recreational-saltwater-permits.html

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