Maritime Law Guide - The Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide includes over
1,500 annotated links to admiralty law resources on the Internet and a
growing database of admiralty case digests, opinions and international
Federal Maritime Commission's Home Page -
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) was established in 1961 as an independent government agency, responsible for the regulation of shipping in the foreign trades of the United States.
State Boating Laws - Want to know more about your state's boating laws or
how they compare with boating laws in other states? The National Association
of State Boating Law Administrators offers this reference guide to promote
greater uniformity in state boating laws and to facilitate the enforcement
and administration of such laws.
Clean Vessel Act - Pumpout in Massachusetts - Since the CVA program's
inception, Massachusetts' harbors have put more pumpout boats in service
than any other state. Site provides info about facilities in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection - Wetlands and Waterways Publications
Massachusetts Coastal Zone
Management - MCZM - The goal of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Office
(MCZM) is to protect the natural resources of the coast while promoting responsible economic development.
Also Port and Harbor Planning in the Massachusetts Coastal Zone
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
- This Web site is your gateway to information about the work MassDEP does
to ensure clean air and water, the safe management of toxic and hazards, the
recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous
waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal
MIT Sea Grant Center for Coastal Resources
- The MIT Sea Grant Center for Coastal Resources (MITSG CCR) is committed to
disseminating scientific and technical information to those who value the
coast and its natural resources. This site highlights research, monitoring
programs, and management actions in the areas of marine bioinvasive species,
water and sediment quality, and habitats within the geographic areas of
Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay, coastal Massachusetts and the Gulf of
Service - Our mission is to provide science-based solutions through
collaborative partnerships to address evolving economic, environmental, and
social pressures on our ocean and coasts.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
648 Regs - Fisheries of the Northeastern United States - fishery regulations
American Lobster Fishery - Regulations pertaining to the lobster fishery.
The American Lobster fishery occurs from Maine to Cape Hatteras, North
Carolina. There are seven Lobster Conservation Management Areas (Areas),
which are labeled as Area 1, Area 2, Area 3, Area 4, Area 5, Area 6, and
Outer Cape Cod Area. The American lobster resource and fishery are
cooperatively managed by the states and the National Marine Fisheries
Service under the framework of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries
Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game
- At the most fundamental level, the Department of Fish and Game works to
preserve the state's natural resources and people's right to conservation of
those resources, as protected by Article 97 of the Massachusetts
Constitution. To carry out this mission, the Department exercises
responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries,
wildlife species, plants, and natural communities, as well as the habitats
that support them.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
- The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is
responsible for the conservation - including restoration, protection and
management - of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries -
The Division of Marine Fisheries is responsible for the protection and enhancement of the Commonwealth's marine fishery resources (fish, shellfish and crustacea) and for the promotion and regulation of commercial and sport fishing - includes Abstracts of the Fish & Wildlife Laws
Mass. DMF PSP (Red Tide) Monitoring Program
- Red Tide, PSP, toxic phytoplankton; whatever name is given them from a
list of over sixty marine biotoxins, they spell trouble wherever they occur.
Throughout history, they have made their presence known in every ocean and
sea on the planet.
Mass Lobstermen's Association - Whether you're a fishermen, a student, or just looking for a recipe, we're sure that you will find what you're looking for here.
M.G.L. - Chapter 130 - Table of Contents - General Laws of Massachusetts Pertaining to Marine Fish and Fisheries.
National Shellfisheries Association
- The National Shellfisheries Association is an international organization
of scientists, management officials and members of industry, all concerned
with the biology, ecology, production, economics and management of shellfish
resources - clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, snails, shrimp, lobsters,
crabs, among many other species of importance.
- NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean
resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation:
productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery
and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed
by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.
Access Sites - The Commonwealth’s Office of Fishing and Boating Access (FBA)
and its programs are the responsibility of the Department’s Director of
Fishing and Boating Access and the Public Access Board. The FBA provides
boat and canoe access sites at more than 250 locations on coastal waters,
great ponds and rivers throughout Massachusetts.
MarineWaypoints.com - An extensive directory of marine related web sites - Boating, diving, fishing, gear, sailing, weather, and everything else!
Site also has a learning center including flags, nautical glossary and much
Massachusetts Marine Trades Association - This organization will provide the framework for furthering the interests of the marine trades and the boating public through the promotion of boating, participation in legislation, and professional improvement programs. It is further hoped that the association will be the focal point for exchange of ideas concerning marine matters
Sailing Association - The Mass Bay Sailing Association is here to
promote the sport of sailing through the efforts of volunteers and member
organizations at all levels of the sport in Massachusetts Bay.
ATONS (Aids to Navigation) - The U.S. Aids to Navigation System is a system
maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, consisting of visual, audible, and
electronic signals which are designed to assist the prudent mariner in the
process of navigation.
- Ocean Navigator magazine is for voyagers, both power and sail, who want to
know more about their boats, their gear and the techniques to make them
better voyagers. Whether you are crossing oceans or making coastwise
passages, Ocean Navigator will help and inspire you.
U.S. Coast Guard
Navigation Center - The Navigation Center operates services and provides
information that enhances the safety, security, and efficiency of U.S.
waterways and civil GPS users.
U.S. Coast Guards Boating Safety Division - The U.S. Coast Guards
Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-2) is dedicated to reducing loss of life,
injuries and property damage that occurs on U.S. Waterways by improving the
knowledge, skill and abilities of recreational boaters.
U.S. Coast Guard
Maritime Information eXchange - The purpose of the Coast Guard Maritime
Information Exchange (CGMIX) website is to make Coast Guard maritime
information available on the public internet in the form of searchable
databases. Much of the information on the CGMIX website comes from the Coast
Guard’s Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) system.
National Data Buoy Center
- Our mission is to provide quality observations in the marine environment
in a safe and sustainable manner to support the understanding of and
predictions to changes in weather, climate, oceans and coast.
Service Marine Weather Services - Marine forecasts and marine weather
information. The National Weather Service (NWS) Marine Weather Services
Program offers a broad range of forecast and warning products. This website
provides marine forecast and warning products in graphical and text formats.
NWS Boston Massachusetts - Boston office of the National Weather Service - prepares general weather forecasts and warnings for portions of four states in southern New England