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2017 PERMIT RENEWAL FORMS MAILED
The 2017 waterways permit renewal reminder forms were mailed (to the last addresses you have provided to our office) on February 17, 2017. Mooring, boat and waitlist permit renewal forms must be received by the Town, with payment by March 31st of each year in accordance with Town by-law. Strict payment deadlines are mandated by local regulation, and the burden of making timely annual payment is always upon each permit holder. If you do not receive your renewal reminders by early March, please e-mail us directly at harbormaster@dartmouthharbormaster.com.
Posted on 16 Feb 2017 by harbormaster
Boating Skills and Seamanship Course Offered
New Bedford Flotilla 65 ~ First District Northern Region

Boating Skills and Seamanship Course
Mondays 7- 9PM
Beginning March 13, 2017
Mar 13,20,27 Apr 3,10,17 24 May 1,8,15,22

Final Exam and Graduation May 22, 2017

Cost: $45.00 Course book and materials

http://a0130605.uscgaux.info/publiced.html
Posted on 16 Feb 2017 by harbormaster
2016-2017 Winter Bridge Operation
The Operation of the Padanaram Bridge is controlled by the Dartmouth Department of Public Works. To request an opening of the span between October 31st and May 1st, you must contact the DPW at least four (4) hours in advance of the needed opening. Contact DPW during work hours at 508-999-0744.
Posted on 01 Dec 2016 by harbormaster
ALL Waste Pumpout Service Ended for 2016
Falling night temperatures have forced us to winterize all pump-out equipment, boats and transfer station. There will be no further pump-out service until the late spring of 2017.
*********** Thank you for utilizing our free pump-out service to help keep your waterways clean. **************
Posted on 01 Dec 2016 by harbormaster
Winter Shellfish Areas OPEN
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has opened certain areas NORTH of the Padanaram Bridge and Causeway to shellfishing.
Please note: The waters between the Town Pier at the Arthur F. Dias Landing and the Bandshell/Gazebo at Apponagansett Point remain CLOSED due to the relay of POLLUTED Quahog Stock from the Taunton River. This section, selected by DMF to remain closed for purification and reproduction of the stock until November of 2017, is marked by signs and an orange float/flag at the NW corner. Anyone caught harvesting, attempting to harvest, or being within this area with shellfish or harvesting equipment shall be prosecuted under felony criminal process.
If you have any questions about what areas are allowed or not allowed to be harvested from, it is your responsibility to contact a shellfish constable for clarification. MA Environmental Police as well as local enforcement authorities will devote enhanced security measures to this prohibited area.
Posted on 01 Dec 2016 by harbormaster
2016 Commercial Tautog Fishery Closed
October 18, 2016 MarineFisheries Advisory

2016 Commercial Tautog Fishery Closed Effective October 19, 2016

The Commonwealth’s 2016 commercial tautog quota of 57,985 pounds is projected to be taken by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Accordingly, Massachusetts’ commercial tautog fishery is closed effective 001 hours on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
Posted on 18 Oct 2016 by harbormaster
Updated Mooring Waitlist
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You can view our most current Mooring Waitlist which was updated on August 27, 2016 here.
Posted on 27 Aug 2016 by harbormaster
Commercial Striped Bass Fishery Closed
August 19, 2016
MarineFisheries Advisory

2016 Commercial Striped Bass Fishery Closed
Effective August 19, 2016
Posted on 20 Aug 2016 by harbormaster
Shellfish Relay
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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
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Posted on 26 Jul 2016 by harbormaster
2016 Padanaram Bridge Schedule Announced
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The 2016 seasonal openings of the Padanaram Bridge will begin on May 1, the Department of Public Works announced.
From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., the bridge will open on the hour and half hour. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the bridge will open on the hour. And from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., the bridge will open on the hour and half hour.
Anyone with questions is asked to contact the Assistant Supervisor of Services and Infrastructure Roy Pinheiro at 508-999-0744.
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by harbormaster
2 Federal Navigation Buoys To be Removed from Dartmouth Waters


Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN MSIB # 14-15

PROPOSED CHANGES TO FEDERAL AIDS-TO-NAVIGATION
in Southeastern Massachusetts Waterways

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England proposes to make some modest changes in the aids-to-navigation (ATON) system in the waterways of southeastern Massachusetts. We carefully evaluated these reasonably limited measures that will maintain or improve navigation safety while increasing the efficiency and cost effectiveness of our overall ATON program.

Of the nearly 500 aids to navigation in southeastern Massachusetts, this plan will affect 26 that our analysis suggests provides only limited benefit, if any at all, to the average mariner that normally uses the waterway which the aids mark. These aids typically consume Coast Guard (and taxpayer) resources that far exceed any navigation safety benefit delivered to the boating public.

Of the 26 affected aids, 14 that provide very limited or no additional navigation safety have been identified for removal. The remaining 12 aids are in waters seldom used by boaters during the winter and have been identified for designation as “seasonal” aids that will be removed during the winter months and replaced in the summer months with fully functional but less expensive foam buoys, a practice that has been implemented in this region and elsewhere throughout the country with great success.

Our proposed changes to the aids-to-navigation system in some waterways within southeastern Massachusetts are listed in the attached spreadsheet. Your feedback is welcome and should be provided to Mr. Edward G. LeBlanc at 401-435-2351, or Edward.G.LeBlanc@uscg.mil by October 1, 2015. We will carefully consider all comments submitted and adjust our proposal if warranted. Only then will we begin to make on-the-water changes to aids to navigation, and in no case would any of these changes take place before November 1, 2015.

**Harbormaster Note: The 2 federal aids to navigation to be discontinued and removed from Dartmouth waters are the Keel Rock Buoy #3 (USCG Light List #16750) and Padanaram Harbor Buoy #10 (USCG Light List #16771). If you have any comments, direct them as indicated above, to Mr. LeBlanc.
Posted on 08 Aug 2015 by harbormaster
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Next Waterways Management Commission Meeting
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