Membership Philosophy:

RODA membership is open to any individual or business with a direct interest in the commercial fishing industry. Our members range from small single vessel owners, to community or regional fishing associations, to some of the largest seafood processors and fishing fleets in the U.S.

The fishing industry and fishing communities are extraordinarily diverse, particularly given the large geographic range covered. Unsurprisingly, our members hold a broad range of beliefs and business models. This diversity of opinion and experience is what fuels our “strength-in-numbers” approach to preserving biologically and economically sustainable fisheries.

The wide range of opinions, however, also means that members may choose to take different approaches to their interactions with proponents of other ocean uses. Some may wish to partner with non-fishing businesses in various ways. Some may rather eat a rusty nail. Some may choose to negotiate displacement payments. Some may rather… well, you get the idea.

RODA will never advocate for the interests of one fishing group over another. It will also not negotiate for specific financial compensation from any impacts to fisheries, recommend certain sites to be leased for non-fishery uses over others, attempt to influence any member’s private business decisions, nor ask members to refrain from expressing opinions (positive or negative) on their own behalf. RODA actively endorses only those positions that are common amongst commercial fishing industry participants, and it offers a platform for gathering and communicating input from a broad range of fishery representatives when multiple viewpoints exist.

RODA’s board members are, and must remain, fully independent to represent fishing industry interests. They may not be bound by any agreements that prevent them from fully operating in that capacity.

Our primary goal is to improve the process for considering fishing industry input into deliberations regarding offshore developments. We strive to provide an unbiased platform to supply fishermen, regulators, and others with the information they need to make critical business and management decisions. And we will continue to ensure that all information, opinions, and evidence provided by the fishing industry is considered in various leasing and scientific processes throughout all decision making channels.

RODA is a fully independent 501(c)(6) not-for-profit business association, and transparency is paramount. We are happy to share any information regarding funding or organizational structure upon request.

We warmly welcome any person or business affiliated with the fishing industry that shares these principles and vision to join our coalition, and look forward to a productive partnership.

Current Membership Roster:

Fishing Vessels

F/V Furious

F/V Invictus

F/V Regulus

F/V Starbrite

F/V Jocka

F/V Enterprise

F/V Lauren

F/V Lori Ann

F/V Madison III

F/V Mandy Lynn

F/V Silver Fox

F/V Ambition

F/V Arcturus

F/V Buzzards Bay

F/V Endeavor

F/V ESS Pursuit

F/V Expectation

F/V Fisherman

F/V Fjord

F/V Friendship

F/V Frontier

F/V Generation

F/V Horizon

F/V Maelstrom

F/V Misty Dawn

F/V Monomoy

F/V Nashira

F/V Neskone

F/V Nordic Pride

F/V Norseman

F/V Orion

F/V Perception

F/V Polaris

F/V Pyxis

F/V Ranger

F/V Reflection

F/V Reliance

F/V Resolution

F/V Rose Marie

F/V Rost

F/V Sao Marcos II

F/V Sao Paulo

F/V Sea Watcher I

F/V Settler

F/V Timberline

F/V Tradition

F/V Weatherly

F/V Wisdom

F/V Odessa

F/V Rolex

F/V Mystic

F/V Sirius

F/V Challenger

F/V Endeavor

F/V Betty C

F/V Rachel T

F/V Araho

F/V Tarbaby

F/V Capt. Frank

F/V Catherine Elizabeth

F/V Christi-Caroline

F/V Christy

F/V Jersey Girl

F/V John N

F/V Mary M

F/V Ocean Pearl

F/V Roberta Lee

F/V Adventuress

F/V Amy Marie

F/V Anticipation

F/V Anya Jo

F/V Atlantic Bounty

F/V Atlantic Girl

F/V Barbara Anne

F/V Brianna Louise

F/V Capt Bob

F/V Elise G

F/V Enterprise

F/V Eva Marie

F/V Evening Star

F/V Francis M Lee

F/V Golden Nuggett

F/V Jersey Cape

F/V Jersey Girl

F/V Karina

F/V Lady Evelyn

F/V Lady Roslyn

F/V Miss Sue Ann

F/V Nancy Elizabeth

F/V Norreen Marie

F/V Pontos

F/V Retriever

F/V Silver Sea

F/V Thunder Bay

F/V Travis & Natalie

F/V Big Bob

F/V Melissa K

F/V Northern K

F/V Caitlin & Mairead

F/V Gabby G

F/V Megan Marie

F/V Persistence

F/V Relentless

F/V Asher & Ariana

F/V Determination

F/V Evan Christine

F/V Excalibur

F/V Heritage

F/V Hope & Sydney

F/V Lightning Bay

F/V Mattie & Maren

F/V Prevail

F/V Rebecca Mary

F/V Sea Breeze Too

F/V Stephanie Bryan

F/V Tenacity

F/V Tradition

F/V Defiant

F/V Bald Eagle II

F/V Capt. Malc

F/V Frank & Maria

F/V Good News II

F/V Miss Maude

F/V Sassy Sarah

F/V U-Boys

F/V Vickie II

Homeport

Stonington

Stonington

Stonington

Stonington

Boston

Fairhaven

Fairhaven

Fairhaven

Fairhaven

Fairhaven

Fairhaven

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford

Plymouth

Provincetown

Scituate

Scituate

Gloucester

Gloucester

Ocean City

Portland

Rockland

Wanchese

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Atlantic City

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

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Cape May

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Cape May

Cape May

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Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Cape May

Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant

Montauk

Montauk

Montauk

Davisville

Davisville

Narragansett

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Point Judith

Suffolk

Suffolk

Suffolk

Suffolk

Suffolk

Suffolk

Suffolk

Suffolk

State

CT

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CT

CT

MA

MA

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MD

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NC

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NY

NY

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RI

RI

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VA

VA

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VA


State

CT

MA

MA

MA

MD

ME

NJ

NJ

NJ

NJ

NJ

NJ

RI

RI

VA

Businesses

Empire Fisheries

Fishing Partnership Support Services

New Bedford Ship Supply Co.

Nordic Fisheries

Sea Watch International, Ltd.

O'Hara Corporation

South Jersey Surfclam Fleet

Atlantic Capes Seafood

Bumble Bee Foods

Lund's Fisheries

Surfside Foods, LLC

Viking Village, Inc.

Seafreeze Ltd.

The Town Dock

Wanchese Fish Company


Associations

Northeast Fishery Sector XIII

Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association

American Scallop Association

Northeast Fishery Sector X

North Carolina Fisheries Association

Garden State Seafood Association

Long Island Commercial Fishing Association

Commercial Fisheries Center of RI

Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Association

State

MA

MA

MA

MA

NC

NJ

NY

RI

RI