Marine Resources Department



The DRAFT of the proposed new Waterway Rules & Regulations for public review is now available.

The Marine Resources Advisory Committee is inviting public comment at their next meeting which will be held on March 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm. This document will be presented at the next Town Meeting.  Foth Engineering, who helped create this document with the Marine Resources Department, will also be joining. Due to the Pandemic rules, the public is not allowed to be in person at the Town Hall, but can log on via Zoom in order to join the meeting.  Zoom information will be provided on the agenda once it is posted.

We are requesting that you submit your comments and questions via email ahead of time so that time is not an issue during the meeting and the committee can research the answers in advance.  The email can be sent to Sheri Souza at or any member of the Marine Resources Committee directly by Monday, 3/8/21.  If you do not have access to email, your questions and or comments can also be dropped off at the Town Hall to Sheri in the Selectmen's Office via letter form.  


***2021 Permits***

Shellfish, Parking, Dinghy & Mooring Permits are now available!  Links are within the blue buttons on the left of this page.


***Union Wharf***

UNION WHARF will be closed to to all vehicles and boats until furthur notice due to construction being done on the South Side.  We will keep you informed of any future updates.  You can also check our Facebook page for updates at Fairhaven Marine Resources Department.

Click here to view some of the construction pictures!


Thank you and stay safe!

Staff Contacts

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