Review Cod Industry-Based Survey tow locations

We ask that fixed gear fishermen move their gear as we conduct Industry-Based trawl Surveys. DMF provides tow locations and maps to facilitate the movement of fixed gear.


The survey vessel F/V Miss Emily will be completing tows 200 feet wide and 1.5 nautical miles long. The vessel will be as close as possible to the designated tow locations in the table below. Many of the tows will not be in a straight line and may follow an edge or substrate type. We request that fishermen help by temporarily clearing these locations of fixed gear. If we cannot complete a designated tow, we will try an alternate tow nearby. To receive updates on survey plans and progress, sign up for text alerts. F/V Miss Emily will monitor VHF Channel 16 while the survey is underway. You can contact the F/V Miss Emily via vessel cell phone at (781) 801-8888.

You can find maps for the next round of Cod IBS tows in the table below. Each map has specific latitude and longitude coordinates of monthly tow locations.

If you have any survey-related questions, please contact Bill Hoffman at (617) 727-3336 ext. 106 or

We thank you for your cooperation in temporarily removing gear from tow locations.

Additional Resources

November 2018 - January 2019 tow locations by region


  Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019
Portsmouth, NH and north Oct R1 Map

Nov R1 Map

 Dec R1 Map

Jan R1 Map
Portsmouth, NH to Boston, MA

Oct R2 Map

Nov R2 Map Dec R2 Map Jan R2 Map
Gloucester, MA and south

Oct R3 Map

Nov R 3 Map

Dec R3 Map

Jan R3 Map


Contact   for Review Cod Industry-Based Survey tow locations


DMF Staff Directory View 


(617) 727-3337


Gloucester Field Office
30 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

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