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Fishing Massachusetts

EZFishing brings you Massachusetts's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Massachusetts Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Fishing Regulations

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Massachusetts Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Massachusetts Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Massachusetts's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Massachusetts Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Massachusetts.

  • Judge backs NOAA on state's fishing lawsuit
  • U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns has ruled in favor of NOAA in the lawsuit Massachusetts filed last year charging that NOAA failed to utilize the best science available when instituting draconian cuts to groundfish catch limits and failed to ..
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 4/10/2014 5:12:06 PM
  • Nonprofit backs suit against NOAA policy
  • Massachusetts and New Hampshire have picked up another ally in their civil lawsuit in federal court that charges that NOAA disregarded the devastating economic impact of the withering cuts in allowable catch limits for cod and other groundfish it ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 4/8/2014 3:52:45 AM
  • Governor presses for fed fish aid
  • Massachusetts is ratcheting up the drumbeat for the nearly $33 million in federal fishing disaster aid to flow to the coastal New England states and New York through individual states rather than be distributed on a regional basis. Gov. Deval Patrick ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 4/5/2014 3:56:18 AM
  • Governor calls for 'immediate' disbursement of fed fishing aid
  • Massachusetts is ratcheting up the drumbeat for the $33 million in federal fishing disaster aid to flow to the coastal New England states and New York through individual states rather than be distributed on a regional basis. Gov. Deval Patrick personally .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 4/4/2014 3:53:19 PM
  • Fish science on table in Pelagics series
  • They’ll be talking fish and fisheries at Maritime Gloucester on Thursday nights throughout the month of April during the speaker series presented by the Large Pelagics Research Center of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The center, based at ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 3/31/2014 4:02:14 AM
  • Editorial: City Council motion on fed fishing aid sends key message
  • Even with some $33 million of that pegged for New England, Gloucester’s local government has no real say over how the money — expected to be funneled to Gloucester and other Massachusetts fishermen through the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 3/25/2014 4:02:12 AM
  • Council eyes stand on fed fishing aid
  • It is not clear yet how much of the approximately $33 million will find its way to Massachusetts fishermen and fishing-related businesses, nor is it clear how the state will disperse the funds to the local level. It is anticipated that the Division of ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 3/21/2014 3:59:47 AM
  • Wait goes on for NOAA grants
  • A local group of whiting fishermen, in conjunction with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the Massachusetts Department of Marine Fisheries, submitted an application seeking $200,000 to research the possible expansion of areas currently open to small
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 3/11/2014 4:54:35 AM
  • Technology gives certainty to seafood purchases
  • The service has been operating since 2012 and is being used by 17 colleges for their food-service operations, including the University of Massachusetts system. Flett cited the example of a group of Nantucket fishermen getting about 20 percent higher prices
  • The Boston Globe
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  • 3/10/2014 4:19:59 AM
  • Editorial: Hail fishing aid when it reaches those who need it
  • And there are other hurdles to clear, such as how much of the New England money will be steered through the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and how much of the funding will go, as it should, directly to the fishermen and other waterfront ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/28/2014 4:53:19 AM
  • New England fishing towns get aid
  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island will share $32.8 million in disaster relief funding for communities suffering severe economic losses because of declining fish populations. The funding is part of $75 million being sent from ...
  • Boston.com
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  • 2/27/2014 5:23:08 AM
  • New England fishing towns get aid
  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island will share $32.8 million in disaster relief funding for communities suffering severe economic losses because of declining fish populations. The funding is part of $75 million being sent from ...
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  • 2/27/2014 5:23:08 AM
  • N.E. lands $33M in federal fishing aid
  • Now it remains to be seen how Massachusetts, and by extension, Gloucester, fare when the assistance funds complete their journey to the local level. NOAA announced the first apportioning of the federal fishery disaster funds Wednesday, awarding $32,847,955
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/27/2014 5:01:40 AM
  • $33 million of fed fishing aid bound for New England
  • State Senate Minority leader Bruce Tarr has confirmed that Massachusetts officials expect NOAA to announce sometime this afternoon that New England will receive approximately $33 million of the $75 million in fishery disaster aid that Congress approved ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/26/2014 4:37:12 PM
  • NOAA set to cover cost of monitors
  • The announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service came at the recommendation of the New England Fishery Management Council, and after a renewed push by a Massachusetts’ congressional delegation.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/24/2014 4:58:04 AM
  • Letter: Time for fish council to open closed areas
  • The New England Fishery Management Council has before it several scientifically-backed proposals for updating area closures off the coast of Massachusetts. These closures have been off-limits to fishermen for almost 20 years, but updated science indicates
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/22/2014 5:00:26 AM
  • State eyes $100K Fish Pier expansion
  • The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, with the help of state financial assistance, plans to add two more berths to the Jodrey State Fish pier at the head of Gloucester Harbor at a cost of about $100,000, bringing the pier’s capacity to 58 ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/19/2014 4:56:50 AM
  • Outdoors: Recreational fishing pier proposed for Gloucester
  • A proposed new Gloucester recreational fishing pier to be located immediately to the south of the Blynman Bridge is in the early planning stages. The State of Massachusetts Office of Fishing and Boat Access will fund 100% of the costs of permitting ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/15/2014 5:01:35 AM
  • Editorial: Loss numbers show need to ease fish aid distribution
  • The word that Massachusetts will lose about $34 million in direct revenue through the decline in 2013 fish landings — and the estimate that direct and indirect revenue losses to the state’s fishing industry and fishing communities like Gloucester will ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/14/2014 4:55:36 AM
  • Report: Mercury levels dropping in some Mass. fish
  • BOSTON (AP) — A new Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection report is drawing a connection between a drop in mercury levels in fish and efforts to reduce mercury emissions from incinerators, power plants and other sources.
  • Boston.com
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  • 2/13/2014 8:02:54 AM
  • Mass. fishery losses pegged at $103 million
  • Massachusetts will lose about $34 million in direct revenues because of lower fish landings in 2013 due to the ongoing fishing crisis, and direct and indirect revenue losses to the state’s fishing industry and the communities that host it will be about $ .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/12/2014 4:57:58 AM
  • Editorial: State should seek fishing aid waiver
  • The news that Massachusetts and Gloucester would rightfully have a leg up on getting a good percentage of the $75 million in disaster aid approved for fishermen in their communities looms as a good sign for local and other Bay State fishermen. Given that .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/7/2014 4:56:45 AM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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Massachusetts Weather

Spfld, MA (1103)

Updated on 22:24 PM

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36°F 

Feels like: 33°F

Wind:330° 3 Kt
Humidity:56% 
Dew Point:22°F
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Sunrise: 05:52 AM 

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