The F/V Aaron Melissa preparing to offload fresh, Gulf of Maine groundfish at Pier #1 of the Exchange
Containers of groundfish are stacked & iced onto pallets in the backfield and tagged with the bar coded label
Completed ‘lots’ of groundfish are arranged & displayed in the Exchange’s temperature controlled cooler for inspection by registered buyers
Buyers and sellers are seated at the Exchanges auction room computers preparing for the Internet Auction
The Exchange provides after-auction reprocessing services for our buyer clients to expedite shipments to larger metropolitan cities
Exchange staff ‘steaking’ large pollock for boxing and shipment to the New Fulton Market in New York
The Exchange expedites loading buyers and LTL carriers using our fleet of forklifts and powered pallet jacks
Marine charities net more than iconic fishery
March 8, 2018, University of Vermont
Massachusetts boasts one of the most iconic fisheries in the U.S., but new research suggests that protecting marine coastlines has surpassed commercial fishing as an economic driver.
The study is the first to calculate the economic value of coastal preservation in Massachusetts. The research finds these efforts contributed $179 million to the state's economy in 2014, more than finfish landings ($105 million) and whale-watching ($111 million).
"Marine conservation has become a major economic force in Massachusetts," says lead author Joe Roman, a University of Vermont (UVM) biologist. "For the first time, this study gives us the tools to properly capture the magnitude of this value. rest of story