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A link to the laws and processes in place relating to the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, Wetlands Protection Act and other related activities that involve development projects.
Like many other state fish and wildlife agencies, the DFW is going fully “electronic” in 2012. This means that all licenses, stamps, and permits will be obtained electronically, through an online computer.
Information on both wildlife recreation related permits as well as other permits for wildlife propagation, rehabilitation, collection, research, problem wildlife control and more.
Your best source for clearly written, understandable language on various fish and wildlife laws and activities.
A link to information and a schedule of Public Meetings and Hearings which are part of the regulatory process. Check this area for any proposed regulation changes.
A link to the Code of Massachusetts Regulations, known as CMRs, that pertain to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Includes regulations for Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), Keeping Captive / Exotic Wildlife, and Animal Damage as well as external links to saltwater/shellfish laws at the Division of Marine Fisheries and boating, ATV and snowmobile laws at the Office of Environmental Law Enforcement.
Need to report a hunting, fishing or trapping violation? Someone filling in a wetland or illegally dumping? Is there an alligator in your neighbor's house? Contact the Massachusetts Environmental Police Radio Room at 1-800-632-8075 at any hour of the day. The Environmental Police (game wardens) are the officers with the authority and expertise in fish and wildlife law as well as boating, ATV and other environmental laws.
A link to the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), or statutes, that pertain to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Marine fishing reports, regulations etc are all here