Review trawl survey updates

Twice a year, the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) conducts trawl surveys in state waters. You can get all of your trawl survey updates here.

DMF conducts trawl surveys in state coastal waters. The surveys determine the fish stocks condition and how to manage fisheries and protect fishery resources, among other things. Check back here to see where the trawl survey has been completed.

2023 Fall Trawl Survey

The 2023 Fall Trawl Survey will begin on September 5. Click here for the survey notice and see the map below for survey locations. Areas of survey will disappear from the map below as they are completed. You can also see the map in full screen. MOBILE PHONE USERS: for the best experience, use the full screen map. Use the circle icon under the house icon on the left to zoom to your current location as an aid to relocate gear. The image below shows a red arrow pointing to this icon. If this location feature isn't working, please make sure that your browser location services are enabled in your phone settings.

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Thank you to fixed gear fishermen for your cooperation during the survey!

Past Trawl Surveys

Contact for Review trawl survey updates


DMF Staff Directory View 


(508) 990-0449


836 S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744

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