Category 1: Commercial
Vessel that fishes for, catches, possesses, transports, lands, sells, or trades spiny dogfish.
In 2017, 2,259 spiny dogfish Category 1 permits were issued.
Control Date: May 18, 1998
Commercial Operator Permit: Operator cards are required for any operator of a charter/party boat or a commercial vessel (including carrier and processor vessels) issued a vessel permit from the Greater Atlantic Region and fishing for or in possession of fish.
Commercial Dealer/Processor Permit: Spiny dogfish may be sold only to persons possessing a valid federal spiny dogfish dealer permit.
How to obtain a federal fishing permit: Anyone with a valid vessel operator’s permit can obtain a federal spiny dogfish permit.
Species Covered By This Permit
- Atlantic Spiny Dogfish
How to Apply
All permits are free of charge. Go to Fish Online to apply online.
For assistance or to request that an application be mailed to you, contact our Permit Office at (978) 282-8438.
What Happens After You Submit
Once we receive your complete application, you will receive your permit within 30 days.