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Local Pier Effort Kicks Off
Jan 4, 2018
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In November, the City of South Portland announced a new effort to evaluate how the city-owned Portland Street Pier could best support the...

Boston Conference Draws Seafood Experts
Jan 4, 2018
Tidings

In early December, GMRI partnered with the Museum of Science to co-host a two-day conference in Boston. Together, the organizations...

Preparing for climate change: Maine coastal communities adapt or face a credit downgrade
Dec 31, 2017
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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is working with the cities of South Portland and Portland to develop community engagement tools. It...

South Portland to study aquaculture potential of city-owned pier
Dec 25, 2017
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The city is working with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, winning a $30,000 harbor planning grant last summer from the federally...

Rising seas endanger Maine toxic waste sites, analysis warns
Dec 22, 2017
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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has compiled data and developed an online tool that shows how much of low-lying areas along the Maine...

Bill Needelman deals with rising water in Portland
Dec 17, 2017
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Needelman was with the city’s planning office for 14 years before becoming the city’s first waterfront coordinator in 2013. Then-City...

Selling aquaculture to Americans: Chef Barton Seaver advocates for the “only protein that is guilty until proven innocent”
Dec 7, 2017
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If you ask celebrated chef and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver, the best way to sell the message of aquaculture to Americans is not...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute swims into Giving Tuesday
Nov 30, 2017
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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) hosted the 2nd annual Sunrise Swim at Willard Beach early Tuesday morning. The free community...

Sunrise swim in South Portland raises money for climate change
Nov 29, 2017
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On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, about 20 people, led by Don Perkins, president of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, took a fundraising...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute swims into Giving Tuesday
Nov 28, 2017
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In honor of Giving Tuesday and to draw attention to their year end fundraising effort, the staff from Gulf of Maine Research Institute held...

Maine shrimp fishery looks unlikely to reopen in 2018
Nov 22, 2017
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Climate change is the likeliest cause for the crash in the fishery; Northern shrimp, or pandalus borealis, require cold winter water to...

Scientist Steve Eayrs knows how to build a better fish trap
Nov 19, 2017
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We met Steve Eayrs at one of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Trawl to Table programs, a daylong crash course at the Portland...

Is It Time To Catch The Wave Of Rebounding Atlantic Bluefin Tuna?
Nov 9, 2017
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After charting a strong bluefin presence in 2016, preliminary data for this year suggest even more. "The increase has been incredible, just...

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Stocks Are Rebounding — But Should The Quota Be Raised?
Nov 6, 2017
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After charting a strong bluefin presence in 2016, preliminary data for this year suggest even better. “The increase has been incredible...

Belfast fifth graders do real world science, for sake of salmon
Nov 4, 2017
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Students will be completing the same bioassessments in the spring to track seasonal changes and to release their salmon fry. Students are...

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