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.
2019 Fall Trawl Survey
The 2019 Fall Trawl Survey began on September 3rd. Use the links below to review notices, tow areas, view survey progress, and sign-up for text alerts. Thanks to fixed gear fishermen for their cooperation during the survey.
Click below for maps on survey progress. Red circles indicate tows that have been completed through September 15, 2019:
- South of Cape Cod Survey Progress
- Cape Cod Bay Survey Progress
- Massachusetts Bay to New Hampshire Border Progress
*Note: On September 16th and 17th, survey operations will continue south of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.