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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...

UK Fisheries Knowledge Exchange Stimulates Dialogue
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

A group of 18 fishermen from across the United Kingdom (UK), representing a wide array of gear types and fisheries, joined scientists and...

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...

New Ocean and Weather Display Now Available
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

A new online tool to view weather and climate trends is now available from the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean...

Restaurants Work to Improve Sustainability
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

In the convoluted realm of sustainable seafood, restaurants play an important role in providing consumers with information to help guide...

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...

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...

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