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News Port by Port: Profiles & Analysis of the MA Commercial Fishery Released

7/16/2021
  • Division of Marine Fisheries
  • Urban Harbors Institute
  • Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance

DMF is excited to announce the release of the Port by Port: Profiles and Analysis of the Massachusetts Commercial Fishery report, including individual port profiles. The report was developed through a collaboration between the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Urban Harbors Institute, and the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. It is now available online: https://www.mass.gov/lists/port-profile-project. Using data from commercial fishing permits, the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program’s (ACCSP) Standard Atlantic Fisheries Information System (SAFIS) Dealer Database, and harbormaster and fishermen surveys, the port profiles provide an overview of the commercial fishing activity and infrastructure within each municipality. The port profiles are part of a larger report which describes the status of the Commonwealth’s commercial fishing and port infrastructure, as well as how profile data can inform policy, programming, funding, infrastructure improvements, and other important industry-related decisions. The project was funded through DMF's Seafood Marketing Program. 

By Story Reed, Permitting & Statistics Program Manager  

Division of Marine Fisheries 

The Division of Marine Fisheries manages the state’s commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries and oversees other services that support the marine environment and fishing communities.

Urban Harbors Institute

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance

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