Docks, Seawalls and the Division of Marine Fisheries

Any project for the repair of an existing or construction of a new seawall or dock requires filing a copy of your Notice of Intent with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. The Division of Marines Fisheries will review the project and make recommendations to the Swansea Conservation Commission on issuance of the permit. The Division of Marine Fisheries must be satisfied that the project will not endanger or harm our marine wildlife including fish and shellfish.