Bottom trawl surveys are commonly used to examine potential effects on fishes and invertebrates from offshore wind (OSW) farms in Europe and in the northeastern United States. Because OSW surveys typically occur over a limited spatial footprint, comparison of OSW monitoring results to long-term fishery-independent surveys may provide a regional and temporal context for OSW data sets. We compared results of the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) bottom trawl survey (2013–2019) to three fishery-independent bottom trawl surveys (Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management [RIDEM]) using catch rates of 12 federally managed species. We evaluated temporal trends in annual residual catches for each species calculated within each survey as the difference between the mean annual biomass per trawl and the long-term mean. Regional consistency in relative catches was apparent for species exhibiting synchronous interannual variability among surveys (Black Sea Bass Centropristis striata, Scup Stenotomus chrysops, Summer Flounder Paralichthys dentatus, and Winter Flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus) or a decreasing trend in residual catch rates across the 7-year study period (Little Skate Leucoraja erinacea, longfin inshore squid Doryteuthis pealeii, and Winter Skate L. ocellata). For other species, catches among surveys were asynchronous (Atlantic Herring Clupea harengus, Butterfish Peprilus triacanthus, and Windowpane Scophthalmus aquosus) or anomalous catches in a single year affected the results (Red Hake Urophycis chuss and Silver Hake Merluccius bilinearis). Monitoring of BIWF occurred during a period with lower-than-average historical catches in a 32-year RIDEM data set for Atlantic Herring, Butterfish, Little Skate, longfin inshore squid, Red Hake, Silver Hake, and Winter Flounder and higher-than-average catches for Black Sea Bass, Scup, and Summer Flounder. There was no evidence that variation in catches near BIWF differed from regional trends in a way consistent with a detrimental impact of OSW farm operation. The regional context provided from multiple bottom trawl surveys varies by species and thus may be limited for interpreting OSW monitoring results.