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Voices of the Gulf of Maine: The Lobsterman

Jun 2, 2016
Stewarding the Ecosystem

To Maine lobsterman Brian Tripp, the Gulf of Maine is deeply important. It provides income for his family, sustains his community, and sparks his curiosity.

For years, Brian has partnered with us to research crucial Gulf of Maine species such as herring and northern shrimp. 

Here, he shares his experience as both a fisherman and a GMRI research partner.

As Brian says in the video, we put a lot of stock into what fishermen tell us. That’s why we work with these fishermen on collaborative research that pursues our shared goal — the future viability of both the ecosystem and the fishing industry. 

This research wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of fishermen like Brian. His passion for the Gulf of Maine is obvious, and we’re proud to work together to steward this tremendous resource.

This video kicks off our new series: Voices of the Gulf of Maine.

Whether you're a teacher or a lobsterman, a restaurateur or a scientist — we all have our own unique connection to the Gulf of Maine. In this video series, we invite you to meet some of our closest partners in our shared effort to support the economic and ecological sustainability of this resource.

As these individuals share their passion for the ocean and connection to GMRI, we invite you to reflect as well.

What does the Gulf of Maine mean to you?

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