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 spring trawl survey has been completed. Our next survey will commence in September.
Spring Trawl Survey 2016 Update
The 2016 spring trawl survey has been completed. We thank everyone for their cooperation during the survey.