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Marine Licenses and Permits




All persons age 16 and older recreationally fishing in coastal and estuarine waters of the state must purchase a NH Saltwater Recreational Fishing License. This includes anglers, spearfishers and persons using other gear types who wish to take, possess, or transport marine finfish for personal use and which are not sold.


License Applications


NOTE: If you need a paper application by mail, contact the Marine Division at (603) 868-1095 or the Licensing Desk at Fish and Game headquarters at (603) 271-3422 between 8:15 AM and 4:00 PM, weekdays.


See also: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)