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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...

Sounding the SOS (Save Our Seafood)
Apr 17, 2013
Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: The owners of Five Fifty-Five in Portland have worked with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute for a couple of...

Lobster Report Spurs Discussion
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

A recent GMRI report is generating new conversations about Maine’s lobster licensing system. The Department of Marine Resources (DMR),...

Educators Collaborate to Unlock the Potential of PowerHouse
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

Educators from across Maine gathered on Jan. 10 to explore methods of engaging students with GMRI’s newest science learning tool,...

New Restaurant Initiative Brings Sustainability into Focus
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

Navigating the complexities of seafood sustainability is often a challenge for both restaurant owners and their patrons. To help address...

Students Identify New Invasive
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

Students from South Portland drew the attention of scientists across the country this fall when they became the first to report that an...

Fisheries Ecologist Joins GMRI
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

Lisa Kerr joined GMRI’s science team this fall to conduct research she hopes will support healthy fish populations and sustainable...

Scientists Examine Seal Predation
Oct 12, 2012
Tidings

The burgeoning seal population off the coast of Maine has many fishermen wondering how much of their catch, and their profit, is becoming a...

Vital Signs Highlighted as Case Study for Teacher Professional Development
Oct 12, 2012
Tidings

A new white paper highlights GMRI's Vital Signs program as one of six innovative professional development initiatives that explores what it...

LabVenture! Launches Students on New Scientific Investigation
Oct 12, 2012
Tidings

Maine's 5th and 6th graders began exploring the interconnections between key species in the Gulf of Maine this September through GMRI's new...

Chefs, Fishermen Connect at GMRI
Oct 12, 2012
Tidings

Restaurateurs and fishermen gathered at GMRI on June 26 for Trawl to Table, a full-day event tracing the path that seafood takes on the way...

Maine Evaluates Options for Lobster Licensing
Oct 12, 2012
Tidings

The question of who should be able to get a lobster license has long been a source of heated discussion in Maine. GMRI is currently...

GEARNET Examines Effects of Seal Predation
Aug 21, 2012
Waypoints

The latest buzz on Cape Cod has centered on the appearance of great white sharks, but another serious threat has arisen for Cape fishermen...

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