Fishing Regulations


The Division of Marine Fisheries is responsible for the protection and enhancement of the Commonwealth’s marine fishery resources (fish, shellfish, crustacea), and for the promotion and regulation of commercial and sport fishing.

Tuna Fishing

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) a part of NOAA, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, created to oversee and implement healthy stocks, eliminate overfishing and rebuild overfished stocks.