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Commercial Saltwater Fishing



  • Affidavit for Limited Access Lobster and Crab Licenses - The affidavit used to maintain eligibility for the commercial or limited commercial license instead of purchasing a license if you don’t intend to fish this year or opt to fish this year under the open access part-time commercial license or the recreational license.
  • Lobster Reporting Programs


Weak Inserts and Buoy Line Marking - required for trap buoy lines to help protect whales from fishing gear entanglements.

NH Coastal Harvest Reporting Program


For questions about Coastal Harvest reporting requirements or reporting forms, contact the Marine Fisheries Division at (603) 868-1095 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, weekdays.


Marine Fishing Laws and Rules