Each spring and fall, MarineFisheries conducts trawl surveys throughout Massachusetts coastal waters. These surveys have been conducted each May and September since 1978, and are used to determine the condition of fish stocks, evaluate how construction activities affect fishing and the environment, and how best to manage fisheries and protect fishery resources. Check back here to see where the trawl survey has been completed.

The 2016 fall trawl survey is coming up in September. Click here pdf format of 2016 Fall Trawl Survey Announcement
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Fall Trawl Survey 2016 Update

The 2016 fall trawl survey is scheduled to begin on September 6th. Updated maps will be posted below as stations are completed. Stay tuned to this page for updates!