Suffolk County announced the launch of the Long Island Commercial Fishing Survey in partnership with the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, New York Sea Grant, Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program, and the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association. The survey will help the County develop an up-to-date profile of Long Island commercial fishing, which has been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The information and data collected through the survey will highlight the needs of local fishermen and women and will guide and assist agencies in providing the resources necessary to continue to support a viable and sustainable fishing industry. The survey will differ from years prior by including targeted questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected commercial fishermen and women on Long Island. The survey will include questions on the profitability of the industry over the last year and moving forward, questions on revenues over the last year, and changes to the business model over the last year, among others. To Complete the survey now.