Mapping Working Waters

These maps are the result of a series of interviews with commercial fishermen with decades of experience fishing off Maine's shores. The maps were created through the Island Institute's Mapping Working Waters project to fill the gap in information on where and when commercial fishing occurs in Maine state and proximate federal waters.  

Maps included here show fishing areas for lobster, groundfish, tuna, hagfish, and shrimp, as well as bottom names in select parts of the coast.