Protecting a resource, a tradition, and a way of life, the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association, Inc., is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization that aligns protection of the oceans with the interests of our historic fishing community.

We support stewardship of coastal ecosystems through education, research, and policy programs. Started in 1991 by the local fishing fleet, the Hook Association has become the leading community fisheries organization in the region. We are taking action now to make sure there are fish for future generations.

Owned by CCCHFA and managed by the Community Development Program, the Trust works to protect the future of Cape Cod’s historic fishing industry by purchasing commercial permits in order to secure additional fishing opportunities for the struggling local fleet. Self-employed Cape Cod fishermen then lease these opportunities from the Trust and agree to harvest the catch with small boats and traditional gear.