Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


Many social, economic and regulatory changes have been occurring in the New England fishing industry over the past few years. These changes demand responses from the individual industry participants. The purpose of this paper is to look at the feasibility of processing onboard the F/V Friesland, as an individual response, in an effort to increase the ex-vessel price of fish resulting in the maintenance of a gross stock and a life style. The F/V Friesland, built in 1978, is an 87 foot stern trawler which participates in the mixed species groundfshery of New England out of the port of Pt. Judith, Rhode Island.