Tel: (978) 282-0308
Fax: (617) 727-3337
Hours: 0700-1700hrs, M-F
Permitting Hours: 0900-1500, M-F
Environmental Impact Assessment Program: Fisheries
biologists provide comments and assessments of the environmental
impact of various construction projects in the marine and
estuarine environment. Review projects including dock, pier,
pipeline, and waterfront construction, and power and sewerage
Management Information Systems and Fisheries Statistics
Project: collects, analyzes and reports catch and effort
data for commercial fisheries.
Observer (sea sampling) and Port Sampling Program:
collects information on the catch and discards on commercial
fishing vessels, and collects biological information on the
catch through port sampling.
Recreational and Anadromous Fisheries Management:
all activities of the Recreational and Anadromous Fisheries
Program are coordinated through this office.
- Sport Fish Biology - research projects are conducted that
further our understanding of the biology of recreational
- North Shore Anadromous Fisheries Project - provides technical
assistance for fish passage issues, conducts research projects
on smelt spawning.
Shellfish Bacteriological Lab: conducts microbiological
investigations in support of the classification of shellfish
growing areas. Conducts testing for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
(PSP) in shellfish samples.
Take Route 128 north to first rotary (Grant Circle -
actually part of Route 128). Take first right off rotary onto
Washington Street. Take 5th right onto Centennial Avenue (at
Georges Coffee Shop). Go over RR bridge to second right onto
Emerson Avenue. The Gloucester Office is the last building
on the left. Visitor parking is available in the marked spaces in front of the building on Emerson Avenue.