Document Type

Research Report

Publication Date

Spring 4-2021


The Port by Port: Profiles and Analysis of the Massachusetts Commercial Fishery report, including individual port profiles, 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. 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 a Seafood Marketing Program grant.

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. //



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