The main originator of the idea of the Marine Fisheries Museum in Niechorze was a fisherman - Henryk Gmyrek. The idea was brought to life thanks to the initiative of the local community. The museum aimed to popularize the knowledge of the fishing culture of the region. The museum was opened in June 1994 and the exhibits on display include fishing tools, boats, fish specimens, as well as documents and photographs related to the local fisheries. The most valuable exhibits include the octant, a navigational device accidentally fished out by a local fisherman, a fishing net, and a Baltic shark - spotted dogfish.