Shell Fish Warden Phone Number 508-509-0787
Harbor Master (Sgt. Dan Lowney) Phone Number 617-799-8693
2014 SHELL FISHING INFORMATIONAL LINKS
*** Need to Know From the Shell Fish Warden
*** Shell Fishing Rules & Regulations ***
*** Water Zoning Maps
Commercial Fisherman Rules ***
***Commercial & Junior
Commercial Fisherman Info ***
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Please read and understand all the rules and regulations
regarding shell fishing in Swansea. Please adhere to the
zoning maps of the waters you're allowed to shell fish in and
please stay out of the closed areas.
** Ignorance of the
regulations is not an excuse for violating them! You will be penalized to
the MAX !! **
To Apply for a Shell Fish License:
Permits are available at Swansea Town Hall,
81 Main St. Swansea, MA
To obtain a permit you will need to provide:
bill / Utility bill
Permit fee made payable to the Town
Download a 2014 RESIDENTIAL application here
Download a 2014 COMMERCIAL LICENSE application here
To obtain a Commercial License, you must be a resident of
Also, you must have:
A Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commercial Shellfish License
A State license may be obtained at the
Division of Marine Fisheries
1213 Purchase St. 3rd Floor
New Bedford, MA.
Phone: 508-990-2860 (dial 0 for the operator)
All Notifications regarding the opening and closing of the
shellfish beds will be posted on this web site as well as the
department's official Twitter Home Page.
Follow these notifications on Twitter
You may direct any inquiries to the Shellfish Warden, Sgt.
or contact the shellfish warden by phone at 508-509-0787
(8am till midnight daily) or Swansea Police at 508-674-8464.