New Bedford Harbor
MFI SUPPORTS MARINE FISHERIES ISSUES THROUGH INNOVATIVE RESEARCH

The Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute (MFI) is a cooperative venture between the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the University of Massachusetts to promote sustainable fisheries through education and research.

The Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute supports one of the most historic and valuable industries in Massachusetts and New England. The health of New England's commercial fishing industry is vital to the nation's economy, while the Massachusetts marine recreational fishery ranks among the most valuable in the United States. The MFI, as a cooperative partnership, helps protect these vital marine ecosystems through groundbreaking research and innovative cooperative programs.

 

Scientists and fisherman pick the pile during a research tagging cruise