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Weekly Automatic Pump-out Service Ends
If you signed your vessel up for weekly, automatic waste removal, that service has ended for the 2017 season. Diminished use of vessels has resulted in needless visits to empty holding tanks. Starting the week of September 17, 2017 waste pump-out service will be on-demand only.
To request a needed pump-out, please call our message line at 774-473-8411 anytime, our office phone at 508-999-0759, or email us at harbormaster@dartmouthharbormaster.com. Please provide your vessel name, mooring number and pump-out fitting location (port/starboard).
On-demand service will continue weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon until further notice.
Thank you for helping to keep our waterways clean.
Posted on 16 Sep 2017 by harbormaster
September 1, 2017 MarineFisheries Advisory
Commercial Striped Bass Fishery Closed - Effective Sept. 1, 2017
The Commonwealth’s 2017 commercial striped bass quota of 800,885 pounds is projected to have been taken on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Accordingly, Massachusetts 2017 commercial striped bass fishery is closed effective today—Friday, September 1, 2017 (Closure Notice). Until the 2018 commercial striped bass fishery opens, fishermen are prohibited from possessing more than one striped bass that measures at least 28 inches in total length per person or selling or attempting to sell any striped bass in the Commonwealth.
Posted on 01 Sep 2017 by harbormaster
Updated Mooring Waitlist
You can view our most current Mooring Waitlist which was updated on July 15, 2017 here.
Posted on 15 Jul 2017 by harbormaster
Dinghy Rack Thefts
Several KAYAKS have been reported as stolen from the dinghy racks in the Dias Landing at Apponagansett Point. Dartmouth Police are investigating the reported thefts. Damage was done to many of the rack space uprights. If you have already placed your vessel in your reserved rack space, please check on it. Please report any loss or damage to the Dartmouth Police Department and Dartmouth Harbormaster Office.
Posted on 04 Jul 2017 by harbormaster
Mooring, Boat and Dinghy permit decals were mailed out today
Check your mail over the next week. All permits were mailed today to the last address we have on file for you. If you do not receive yours, check your mooring inspection due dates and your vessel excise tax bills. Those with problems need to resolve those first.
Posted on 18 May 2017 by harbormaster
How to Recycle Boat Shrink Wrap - FREE
Need to dispose of used shrink wrap and want to help protect the environment? See the flyer below to learn about 2 FREE ways to recycle your boat shrink wrap!

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 by harbormaster
Shellfish Relay
The north side of Apponagansett Bay (Upper Padanaram Harbor) is seasonally closed from June 1st to November 1st each year by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. Within the north side is a one acre site (outlined on the map above) which will remain closed until the fall of 2018. This area, from the Pier at the Arthur F. Dias landing to the band-shell at Apponagansett Point, has been seeded with contaminated quahog stock relayed from the Taunton River.

This one-acre contaminated relay area must not be entered or harvested from when the remaining other north side areas open this fall. The contaminated relay area must remain closed to harvesting until the fall of 2017 by which time these quahogs will have purified themselves of any contaminants and had the opportunity to reproduce in our waters.

State Law prohibits harvesting in a contaminated closed area, making it an arrestable felony for anyone caught in the prohibited area. Enforcement by local authorities and State Environmental Police will be heightened during this specific closure.

See map here.

Posted on 02 Aug 2016 by harbormaster
Padanaram Causeway Update
Posted on 26 Jul 2016 by harbormaster
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Next Waterways Management Commission Meeting
The next Waterways Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:30 in Town Hall.


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