About Northeast Seafood Coalition

Founded in 2002, the Northeast Seafood Coalition (NSC) represents commercial fishing businesses in the Northeastern United States. Since our founding, the work of NSC has been geared toward crafting real solutions to complex fishery problems. NSC strives to find creative solutions that work to rebuild fish stocks while preserving family-owned fishing businesses, a diverse groundfish fleet, and fishing communities across the Northeast.

The Northeast Seafood Coalition’s mission is to work for the long-term health of fishery resources, fishing communities and the fishing industry throughout the Northeast. It works in the public policy process established by federal law to develop rules to rebuild stocks in the Northeast groundfish fishery.

NSC members are small, independent, entrepreneurial businesses that fish for – and support fishing for – cod, haddock, flounders, and other groundfish species along the northeast coast.