Saltwater Recreational Fishing Regulations and Tips

Full DMR Laws and Regulations of Recreational Species

Complete, current Laws and Regulations for DMR regulated recreational species can be found in the DMR Laws & Regulations section of the DMR website. Proposed Rulemaking, Newly Adopted Regulations and Emergency Regulations can also be found there.

Note: If fishing in the tidal portion of rivers, DMR Regulations Chapter 55 lists Gear Restrictions and Closed Areas by body of water for your reference.

Printable Summaries of Recreational Fishing Regulations

Tuna, Shark, and other Large Species Information

Tips for Catch and Release of Striped Bass

Tips for Releasing Atlantic Salmon

Tips for Using Circle Hooks