Massachusetts Seafood Day 2019

Fishing Partnership’s Massachusetts Seafood Day 2019 took place at in the Great Hall of the State House on October 10, 2019. The event celebrated our heroic local fishermen and the diverse, sustainable bounty they provide to the Commonwealth. Guests welcomed included legislators and government officials, industry leaders, fishermen and the public. The celebration provided an opportunity for state and government leaders, legislators, and staff gain a deeper understanding of Massachusett’s commercial fishing industry through interactions with fishermen and representatives from across the industry.

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries sponsored the event and various seafood industry donors provided generous support, including donations of fresh, local seafood prepared by Snapchef, New England’s premier on-demand culinary staffing solution.  In addition, live music and interactive displays made the day educational and fun for all.

The ambition of Massachusetts Annual Seafood Day is to remind legislators, state officials and the public about the importance of the local Massachusetts commercial seafood industry and help others gain a deeper understanding of:


  • The diversity of fish species caught and landed in Massachusetts waters.

  • The economic benefits of the seafood industry to the Commonwealth.

  • The dedication and bravery of the fishermen who bring us this sustainable bounty.

View Slideshow of images from Massachusetts Seafood Day 2019

Menu for Massachusetts Seafood Day 2020
Monkfish Soup with Rice
Monkfish Medallions with Caramelized Onions
Lobster Macaroni & Cheese
Seafood Risotto (with Scallops)
Raw Bar with Oysters and Clams

Massachusetts Seafood Day 2020
Massachusetts Seafood Day 2020

Master of Ceremonies Ed Barrett
President, Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership and
Owner-operator of the fishing vessels Sirius and Phoenix.

Massachusetts Seafood Day 2020

Music provided by The Rum Soaked Crooks

Fishing Partnership appreciated the generosity of the following organizations that donated goods & services for Massachusetts Seafood Day 2020:

Boston Fisheries Foundation
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance
F/V Donny C.  New Bedford
Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association
Gloucester Fishermen’s Association
Massachusetts Aquaculture Association
Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership
Rocky Neck Fish
Yankee Lobster Company

Members of the Massachusetts Seafood Industry

Boston Fisheries Foundation
Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust
Fishing Partnership Support Services
Women of Fishing Families
Massachusetts Aquaculture Association
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance
New England Aquarium
Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association
Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership
Coonamessett Farm
South Shore Lobster Fishermen’s Association
Gloucester Fisheries Commission / Gloucester Fresh
University of Massachusetts
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
New Bedford Port Authority
Northeast Center for Occupational Health & Safety
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Massachusetts Environmental Police

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