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The GFWA is a non-profit organization promoting the New England fishing industry, helping to preserve the Atlantic Ocean as a food supply for the world, and assisting active and retired fishermen and their families to live better lives.

Since 1969, the GFWA has been a strong voice expressing the concerns of the fishing industry at local, state, federal, and international meetings and hearings. The goal of the organization is to help promote a healthy environment and a just economy that allows local and family-owned businesses to survive in a changing world. It defends the rights of fishing people and develops programs that are economic, educational, cultural, and social in scope.

It is the first organization of its kind. The GFWA continually promotes Gloucester, the oldest fishing port in the nation, for its beauty and the culture of the people on its working waterfront.

The GFWA will continue to be a strong advocate for regulations which ensure a healthy ocean and healthy fishing communities in Gloucester and around the world.

We wish to thank the Moore Charitable Trust for the funding to develop this web site.