Mass. Saltwater Fishing License

Free NOAA saltwater angler registration is required when fishing saltwater in Mass in 2010, with some exceptions. See registration at: Mass will be implementing a saltwater fishing license, but not until Jan. 2011. This will exempt Mass. saltwater anglers from the federal registration requirement and a higher federal fee in 2011. $10 for both residents and nonresidents.


If you have a Highly Migratory Species Angling permit, you will not have to register in 2010.

If you’re over 60, the 2011 license will be free. (For my part, I’d rather be under and pay the 10 bucks.)