Welcome to the New England Fisheries Access Network

You’ve reached New England’s resource for community-scale fishermen to buy and sell permits, and lease fishing quota.  This site is a project of Penobscot East Resource Center, a non-profit, community based organization focused on securing a future for fishing communities of eastern Maine. This website is available for all New England fishermen, regardless of homeport.

The purpose of this website is to connect buyers and sellers of affordable, entry-level, commercial groundfish permits.  We want to ensure that interested new entrants are able to find the permits that they need to access this fishery.  Penobscot East Resource Center will offer its services and financial support for new entrant eastern Maine fishermen who use hook gear and commit to keeping their permits in their community.  Click on one of the buttons below to get started!

Penobscot East and New England Fisheries Access Network