TRP: Great Annual Fish Count

  • July 22, 2023 at 7:00 am
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TRP: Great Annual Fish Count

Saturday, July 22, 2023

07:00 – Meetup at the Beverly Rest Area

08:00 to 11:00 – Dive at Lanes Cove

11:30 to 16:00 – BBQ, festivities, & prizes at Stage Fort Park

Join us for a day of diving and marine conservation! The TRP is sending a team to support NEADC and REEF for the 20th Northeast Great Annual Fish Count. While we’re having fun in the water, we’ll be counting all the critters we see; the numbers we gather help scientists to predict fish/invertebrate populations and assess the overall health of the marine ecosystem.

We’re meeting up at the Beverly Rest Area to consolidate equipment and vehicles, before carpooling to Lanes Cove for the dive, critter count, and beach cleanup. Afterward, we’ll head to Stage Fort Park for the festivities: BBQ lunch, family-friendly activities, and  prizes – which include the chance to win a dive in the Great Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium!

The prize drawing will be held at 14:00. In order to be eligible for prizes, divers must register for the event AND submit their survey reports. Once the fun is over, we’ll bring everyone back to their vehicles at the Beverly Rest Area.

Event Registration:

  1. REEF Registration – you’ll need a REEF Membership ID number to register for the event and to report your count. If you don’t already have one, you can create a free REEF account at their website below:
  2. GAFC Registration – select “Lanes Cove” as planned dive site:
  3. REEF Liability Waiver – blank copies should be available from the GAFC SIte Coordinator at Lanes Cove, but it’ll save time if you print/sign a copy and bring it with you:


  • Due to limited parking availability at the dive site, we’re carpooling from the Beverly Rest Area. At the time of this writing, we have 2 vehicles to transport divers and equipment. If you’re interested in volunteering as a carpool driver or need to leave the event before 15:00, you’ll need to reserve a parking spot at Stage Fort Park.

Please direct any questions to and include “GAFC” in the subject line. Additional event details can be found via the links below:

Hope to see you there!!

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