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.
Fall Trawl Survey 2016 Update
The fall trawl survey for 2016 has been completed. Thank you to all fixed-gear fishermen for moving your gear while the survey took place in your fishing area!