Marine Resources Department



Seaview Avenue Boat Ramp is re-open for public as of useTuesday, October 19th!


Outer Harbor Shellfishing Closure

The Outer Harbor, areas B15.4 & B15.43 will remain temporarily closed per the Division of Marine Fisheries.  For more information or any inquiries regarding the closure please call Greg Sawyer at DMF, (508)990-2860.  


Pump Outs

Free Pump Out Services will begin Saturday, May 22nd!!  We will run on Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays from 9am - 1pm!  Call the Harbormaster (during service hours only) on VHF Channel 9 to make an appointment! 



Round Cove & Senior Cove are now OPEN for shellfishing! Harbormaster Cox planted over 1300 Bushel between the two coves! Go Get Um!!

North Cove will be closed until further notice.

Please note, you MUST have a 2021 Shellfish Permit issued by the Town of Fairhaven to take part! Resident Non-Commercial & Non Resident Non-Commercial Shellfishing Permits are now available online by clicking this Unibank link.  You can also purchase them at the Fairhaven Town Hall in the Selectmen's Office.



Thank you and stay safe!

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Timothy Cox Harbormaster / Shellfish Warden Cell: (508) 962-1416
Todd Cox Shellfish Warden / Deputy
Steve Riley Shellfish Warden / Deputy
Steven Botelho Shellfish Warden / Deputy
Sheri Souza Principal Office Assistant 508-979-4023 ext 103
Thomas Lafreniere Shellfish Warden / Deputy