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Gulf of Maine researchers offer science, education, community
Apr 30, 2018
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WMTW Channel 8, Video: In this week's Hometown Maine, WMTW News 8's Steve Minich takes us inside the Gulf of Maine Research Institute,...

Portland institute's seafood bash all about local fisheries, species
Apr 24, 2018
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The Forecaster: Encouraging people to support local fisheries and eat sustainably harvested seafood are just two of the goals behind the...

5 Reasons to Eat Gulf of Maine Seafood
Apr 20, 2018

The clean waters of the Gulf of Maine produce an assortment of delicious, fresh seafood options. Seafood from our region is known around...

Unity College providing fresh, local fish
Apr 11, 2018
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WABI 5 Video: "We order sustainable Gulf of Maine Research Institute seafood,” explained Assistant Dining Director Jenny MacArthur. “It...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute Honors Teacher for STEM Excellence
Apr 10, 2018
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PORTLAND, Maine — April, 10 2018 — Last week, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) honored Buckfield Junior/Senior High School...

Kids changing the future of the Gulf of Maine
Apr 1, 2018
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Bangor Daily News: “Maine coastal communities rely heavily on the Gulf of Maine as an economic driver, for recreation, and just as a way of...

Improvements sought for South Portland's working waterfront
Mar 22, 2018
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Mainebiz: At a meeting hosted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, fishermen told Assistant City Manager Joshua Reny their main...

Fishermen: South Portland pier 'just needs a shave, haircut'
Mar 21, 2018
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The Forecaster: Chris Vonderweidt, GMRI aquaculture program manager, said the organization supports local fishermen and aquaculture farmers...

Gulf of Maine, Explained: Sea Level Rise
Mar 20, 2018

The Gulf of Maine occupies only a small corner of the global ocean, but it is a microcosm for changes, challenges, and opportunities...

NO FLUKE: Fishermen schooled on ecosystem-based management
Mar 9, 2018
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The Sun Chronicle: The Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) conducted the workshop at the Fairfield Inn in New Bedford. It was...

Rising seas made the latest storm surges more potent, and newly discovered records help prove it
Mar 8, 2018
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The Boston Globe: “Weird is now the new normal,” said Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in...

Storm-battered coastal towns assess damage to homes, businesses, roads
Mar 6, 2018
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Portland Press Herald: The storm surge pushed high tides 1.5 to 2 feet above predicted levels in Portland, peaking at 13.11 feet just...

Portland, South Portland plan to fight against climate change
Mar 4, 2018
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Portland Press Herald: Also gone would be the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, a modern building at 350 Commercial St., where Gayle...

Maine Compass: Maine lobstermen’s conservation efforts an investment in the future
Feb 15, 2018
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The recently published study confirmed what Maine lobstermen have long understood: Protecting egg-bearing females and oversized lobsters is...

Gulf of Maine, Explained: The Warming Gulf of Maine
Feb 14, 2018

What was once a startling observation among our team of ecosystem modelers is now common knowledge: over the course of a decade, the Gulf...