Cheri Patterson: (603) 868-1095
Renee Zobel: (603)868-1095
May 5, 2023

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG) will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to marine rules on Tuesday, May 9, at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. A number of rule changes are being proposed including:

  • Atlantic menhaden gear definitions and seasons
  • Spiny dogfish trip limits
  • Shortfin mako prohibition
  • Recreational Atlantic mackerel measures
  • Recreational haddock measures
  • Recreational black sea bass measures
  • American lobster clarification
  • Commercial clam prohibition of disposal of shell at sea

The public is invited to attend to provide feedback. The proposed rules can be viewed ahead of the meeting by visiting