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MFI Workshop: Incorporating Change in Assessments and Management
Aug 21, 2013
Waypoints

In response to the need for a systematic review of the New England groundfish stock assessment process, the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries...

Salmon Excluder Testing in the Gulf of Alaska Shows Promising Results
Aug 21, 2013
Waypoints

Early this spring GMRI collaborated with the North Pacific Fisheries Research Foundation to test a salmon excluder device for use in the...

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...

Chefs, Ocean Researchers Team Up to Hook Diners on ‘Underutilized’ Gulf of Maine Fish Species
Aug 13, 2013
Press Clip

Bangor Daily News: In February, GMRI launched a culinary partnership with Sea Glass and several Portland eateries such as Local 188 and...

How Technological Innovation is Changing Fishing
Jul 15, 2013
Press Clip

WCAI Radio: Groundfish is New England’s most iconic fishery - cod, haddock, flounder. These days, they're mostly caught by trawl. But that...

Reductions Drive Need to Do More with Less
Jun 1, 2013
Tidings

A changing ecosystem, dwindling resources, and global competition have combined to make 2013 one of New England’s most challenging...

NERACOOS Launches New Climate Data Display
Jun 1, 2013
Tidings

The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing System (NERACOOS) launched a new data visualization tool this spring,...

Survey Powers Planning Tools for Lobstermen and Managers
Jun 1, 2013
Tidings

Lobstermen will soon have several new tools to help understand their business' profitability and navigate future challenges. In 2011, more...

New Partnership with UMaine Enhances GMRI Assessment
Jun 1, 2013
Tidings

While traditional science education focuses on memorization of facts and figures, modern goals center on the development of “science...

Groundfish Cuts Underscore Value of Multifaceted Approach
Jun 1, 2013
Tidings

This spring’s drastic reduction to groundfish fishing limits signaled that several key Gulf of Maine fisheries are in crisis and dealt a...

Sentinel Species Warrants Further Study
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

The pelagic food web of the Gulf of Maine, which includes herring, sand lance, mackerel, and the North Atlantic right whale, depends...

Gillnet Fishermen Adopt New Technology
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

Under the leadership of the Gloucester Fishing Community Preservation Fund (GFCPF), groundfish sector gillnet fishermen are now beginning...

New Financing Opportunities Offer Fishermen Alternatives
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

In the face of increased financial hardship — from significant cuts in catch limits and rising fuel prices — many fishing communities...

Getting Semi-pelagic Doors in the Water
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

Fishermen continue to think about ways to be more efficient, reduce fuel consumption, and reduce seabed impacts. Working with Captain Jim...

Crossing Thresholds
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

On January 30, the New England Fishery Management Council voted to reduce the total allowable catch for a number of groundfish stocks by...

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