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Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, New Bedford Offices

Acronym MADMF
Type Government
1213 Purchase St.
3rd Floor
New Bedford
MA 02740
United States
Tel (508) 990-2860
Fax (508) 990-0449
Website http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dmf/facilitiesandproperties/newbedford.htm#p
Activities Shellfish Sanitation and Management Program: Distributes aquaculture and shellfish propagation permits. Oversees surf clam and ocean quahog management. Collects shellfish samples for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) testing. Conducts microbiological investigations in support of the classification of shellfish growing areas. Provides technical assistance to municipalities concerning shellfisheries management issues. Responds to coastal pollution events and co-reviews coastal alteration projects that may negatively impact shellfish resources.
Environmental Impact Assessment Program: Fisheries biologists provide comments and assessments of the environmental impact of various construction projects in the marine and estuarine environment. Review project proposals that include dock, pier, pipeline, and waterfront construction and power and sewerage plant discharges.

Created: Last Updated: 2010-06-07

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