Fish and fishermen are integral to the story of New England, but these are dark days for one of our region’s oldest industries. Our ecosystem is changing, and fishermen are reporting that populations of ground fish, like cod, are at historic lows. The Nature Conservancy is working alongside fishermen in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island on collaborative research to understand how the fishery is changing, and on market-based solutions, like permit banking, to help historic fishing communities survive.
Tracking a symbolic fish to help save a traditional industry. See what you're helping to accomplish.
Your support helps us partner with Cape Cod fishermen to restore the Gulf of Maine's traditional fisheries.
A Strategy for Viable and Sustainable Fisheries. See how collaborating with fishermen will help people and nature in the Gulf of Maine.
With your help, we're working with fishermen on an innovations to rebuild fisheries and preserve a way of life for Maine families.
For fishermen like Glen Libby, giving up is not an option. See how we work to help fishermen.