In Massachusetts, if you're 16 years or older, you need a recreational saltwater fishing permit to fish in Massachusetts. This permit may be issued from Massachusetts or from a nearby state that has a reciprocity agreement with Massachusetts.
For ages 16 to 59, the cost of the permit is $10. Ages 60 and up must still have a permit to fish in Massachusetts but the permit is free. For more information or to apply for a permit, visit the Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permits website.