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Monitoring Issues Span the Coasts
May 28, 2012
Waypoints

New England groundfish fishermen and managers are still adapting to the new sector system. They are now focusing their attention on at-sea-...

Industry Grapples With Impact of Sturgeon ESA Listing
May 28, 2012
Waypoints

In January, NMFS announced that five distinct population segments (DPSs) of Atlantic sturgeon would be listed under the Endangered Species...

Returned Monkfish Tags Provide Invaluable Data
May 28, 2012
Waypoints

Despite being ranked among the highest valued finfish fishery in the northeastern U.S., monkfish are considered a "data poor" species by...

Mobile Gear Operators Explore New Tools
May 28, 2012
Waypoints

Day boat operators from New Hampshire, Gloucester, the South Shore, and Chatham joined scientists from the Northeast Consortium and GMRI at...

Convening on the Isle of Man
Mar 1, 2012
Tidings

In October, Irish Sea scallop fishermen, managers, and conservation groups came together for a workshop aimed at sharing information and...

Resource Economist joins GMRI
Mar 1, 2012
Tidings

Jenny Sun sees New England as a prime place to gain insights into the economics of rights-based fishery management. As GMRI's new Senior...

Gear Increases Fuel Efficiency
Mar 1, 2012
Tidings

Jim Ford, captain of the F/V Lisa Anne II , is the first fisherman in New England to use semi-pelagic otter boards on his vessel. Otter...

Understanding Vital Signs Impact
Mar 1, 2012
Tidings

Dr. Brigid Barron, a social science researcher at Stanford University's School of Education, is studying GMRI's Vital Signs program to...

Belgrade Lakes Community Studies Local Ecosystem
Mar 1, 2012
Tidings

Students participating in Skowhegan Area Middle School's after school program recently took part in their first Vital Signs data collection...

MREP 200 Deepens Understanding
Jan 5, 2012
Waypoints

Last November, a large group of fishermen and others (including a chef!) attended Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) 200 in Woods...

Gulf of Maine Cod Faces Tumultuous Times
Jan 5, 2012
Waypoints

Preliminary findings from the Gulf of Maine cod assessment revealed that the previous evaluation completed in 2008 had overestimated the...

Amendment 18 Scoping Strikes Different Chords in Ports Across New England
Jan 5, 2012
Waypoints

In January, the New England Fisheries Management Council (Council) got a head start on 2012 priorities by holding ten scoping meetings for...

Seafood News: Should Consumers Eat Gulf of Maine Cod or Northern Shrimp?
Jan 5, 2012
Waypoints

GMRI's Sustainable Seafood Program has worked to raise consumer awareness of Gulf of Maine seafood that is responsibly harvested and...

Cusk in the Kitchen
Jan 5, 2012
Waypoints

In December 2011, GMRI (on behalf of NMFS) conducted a two-day workshop on a species that usually does not get much attention, the Atlantic...

Shrimp Section Eyes Management Changes in 2012
Jan 5, 2012
Waypoints

Fishing year 2012 brought significant harvest reductions to the northern shrimp fishery with managers reducing the total allowable catch (...

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