Fishing Regulations

Migratory Striped Bass and Bluefish arrive every summer, providing fisherman of all types and ages with a large bounty of fish from small to large.  Bluefin tuna can be found not far the from the Barnstable Harbor Bell.   Fisheries management is a complex interaction amongst commercial and recreational fisherman, environmentalists and legislators.

Know the rules.  Obey the rules.

Massachusetts requires a Saltwater Fishing License for all fishing on its coastal waters.

Click the link below to find out about Catch and Size Limits for your favorite target species.

 2016 Massachusetts Saltwater Recreational Fishing Guide: Licenses & Regulations

Fish Measurement