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MREP expands to Southeast US Fishery Region
Jan 5, 2014
Waypoints

Over the past decade, GMRI has collaborated with New England fishing industry members John Williamson and Mary Beth Tooley to deliver the...

Preparing for Emerging Fisheries
Jan 5, 2014
Waypoints

Earlier issues of Waypoints highlight how warming ocean temperatures, driven by climate change, are changing physical and ecological...

Electronic Monitoring: A Promising Alternative to At-Sea Monitoring in the New England Groundfish Fishery
Jan 5, 2014
Waypoints

Recent US federal budget cuts and looming industry cost-sharing mechanisms have developed a need to explore more cost-effective and...

Searching for a Cost-Effective Approach to At-Sea Monitoring
Jan 5, 2014
Waypoints

For many fishermen in New England groundfish sectors, shouldering the costs of at-sea monitoring (ASM) could signal financial ruin for...

Report Recommends Changes to Lobstering Licenses
Jan 3, 2014
Blog

A lot has changed since the current licensing system for Maine’s lobster fishery was created almost two decades ago. Landings have almost...

Different Fishery, Similar Challenges
Nov 1, 2013
Tidings

The UK fishing industry recently provided GMRI with an opportunity to apply our convening expertise to the other side of the pond. Working...

Anglers Partner with Scientists to Examine Striper Population
Nov 1, 2013
Tidings

A dramatic decline in Maine's striped bass population has left both scientists and recreational anglers wondering about the causes. This...

In Recognition of a Friend and Supporter: Nancy ‘Nan’ Sawyer
Nov 1, 2013
Tidings

Nancy “Nan” Sawyer, one of GMRI’s most ardent supporters, passed away July 4. A dear friend to GMRI’s staff, Nan spent many years as a...

Teachers Leverage LabVenture!
Nov 1, 2013
Tidings

Teachers Leverage LabVenture! Students’ immersive LabVenture! experience provides educators with a powerful springboard for continued...

Warm Waters Bring New Species
Nov 1, 2013
Tidings

Climate change has made the Gulf of Maine less hospitable to many cold-water species, such as cod and northern shrimp. New species from...

Chefs, Ocean Researchers Team Up To Hook Diners on ‘Underutilized’ Gulf Of Maine Fish Species
Aug 31, 2013
Press Clip

Bangor Daily News: This year, the commercial cod quota in the Gulf of Maine, which includes Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is 78 percent...

National Marine Fisheries Service Releases Electronic Monitoring Policy Directive
Aug 21, 2013
Waypoints

In May 2013, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a national policy directive that encourages the consideration of...

Scientists Seek Angler Assistance
Aug 21, 2013
Waypoints

Researchers at GMRI are collaborating with the Coastal Conservation Association Maine and local anglers in a data collection program called...

Fishery Improvement Project Looks to Develop Jonah Crab Management
Aug 21, 2013
Waypoints

Jonah crab has long been considered bycatch of the lobster industry. In recent years, however, markets for Jonah crab have increased,...

Fishermen Contribute Valuable Bluefin Tuna Data
Aug 21, 2013
Waypoints

Scientists from the University of Maine, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst Large Pelagic Research lab...

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