Characterization of Massachusetts Spring Longfin Squid Trawl Fishery

In the state's FY19 budget DMF was directed by the Legislature to produce a report on the impacts of the inshore springtime longfin squid trawl fishery, with a focus on catch and bycatch. This report was submitted to the legislature in June 2020.

In response to a legislative directive in the FY19 budget, the Division of Marine Fisheries produced a report characterizing the inshore springtime small mesh trawl fishery for longfin squid. Of specific interest was reviewing existing state and federal sea sampling data to describe catch and bycatch in this fishery. DMF's Fisheries Dependent Investigations Program produced a report on this subject. This report was submitted to the Legislature in June 2020. On this page, you will find all available resources relevant to this report.