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Gulf of Maine Research Institute: Surveying Casco Bay for the Long Term
Dec 28, 2016
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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors: Kelsey Berger was a research intern last summer for the Casco Bay Aquatic System Survey, developed and...

Aquaculture Analysis Shows Opportunity for Maine
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

In a report published this fall, our aquaculture program team announced important findings from their recently completed market analysis...

American Plaice Joins Responsibly Harvested List
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

In 2011, we created our Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested ® brand to help people buy seafood they can feel good about. A key component of...

Coastal Communities Preparing for Sea Level Rise
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

Late this year, we began engaging citizens of Greater Portland in a new project centered on sea level rise. Especially when combined with...

New "Voices" Series Highlights Partners
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

The Gulf of Maine is a vital resource for our coastal economy, a source of food, a place for recreation, and so much more. In our six-part...

Owen Nichols Receives John Annala Fishery Leadership Award
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

In October, our research team presented the John Annala Fishery Leadership Award to Owen Nichols. The award, named for our first Chief...

Fishermen Team Up With Scientists To Make A More Selective Net
Dec 14, 2016
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NPR: This summer [Ford] joined a net-maker and scientists at Portland's Gulf of Maine Research Institute to design a trawl net that targets...

Voices of the Gulf of Maine: The Oyster Farmer
Dec 13, 2016
Blog

Mook Sea Farm is an oyster farm founded in 1985 on the Damariscotta River in Midcoast Maine. There, owner and operator Bill Mook unites a...

Voices of the Gulf of Maine: The Weatherman
Nov 30, 2016
Blog

For meteorologist John Cannon, forecasting weather is both a passion and a profession — but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. John describes...

Idea to Cut NASA's Role in Climate Science Could Be Major Loss for Maine, Scientists Say
Nov 28, 2016
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Portland Press Herald: Andrew Pershing, chief science officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, took issue with Walker’s...

Trump Has Been Elected, so What's Next for Sustainability?
Nov 27, 2016
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Portland Press Herald: GMRI is non-partisan. We believe policy discussions should be based on evidence, and in the case of climate change,...

New Report Shows Promising Results for Electronic Monitoring Pilot
Nov 15, 2016
Waypoints

A team of staff and fishermen from GMRI, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, The Nature Conservancy, and Ecotrust Canada recently released...

New Type of Trawl Net Avoids Cod
Nov 15, 2016
Waypoints

After centuries of targeting Gulf of Maine cod, groundfish fishermen are now looking for ways to avoid catching it. For many fishermen,...

Advancing Aquaculture: Our Role in an Emerging Industry
Nov 14, 2016
Blog

In recent years, GMRI has begun a new aquaculture program, focused on growing this emerging industry in the Gulf of Maine. Below, President...

Sound Technology Helping Scientists Assess Health of Maine Shrimp Population
Nov 10, 2016
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Portland Press Herald: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is helping to track where shrimp are so regulators can better manage the stock...

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