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A Do-Over for Dogfish
Jun 22, 2016
Waypoints

Dogfish, the much-maligned pillager of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem, has wreaked havoc in fishermen’s nets for years. While plentiful, the...

Looking for Answers
Jun 22, 2016
Waypoints

The start of another fishing year brings new challenges and more questions for New England’s groundfish fleet. As the effects of dwindling...

Fisherman Spotlight: Randy Cushman
Jun 22, 2016
Waypoints

Name: Randy Cushman Home Port: Port Clyde, Maine Fishing Vessel: Ella Christine Gear type(s): Otter trawl Fisheries: Groundfish, shrimp How...

Finding Maine's Shrimp with Acoustics
Jun 22, 2016
Waypoints

This winter, a group of fishermen, in collaboration with GMRI researchers, launched a new two-year inshore northern shrimp acoustic study...

Voices of the Gulf of Maine: The Restaurant
Jun 14, 2016
Blog

The cold, clean waters of the Gulf of Maine produce some of the best seafood in the world. Fine dining restaurants like Portland's own Five...

Maine Calling: The Health of the Gulf of Maine and the Oceans of the World
Jun 9, 2016
Press Clip

MPBN: Ocean experts from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences as well as journalist Colin...

Voices of the Gulf of Maine: The Lobsterman
Jun 2, 2016
Blog

To Maine lobsterman Brian Tripp, the Gulf of Maine is deeply important. It provides income for his family, sustains his community, and...

Stripers for Science: GMRI Seeks Anglers for Research Project
May 24, 2016
Blog

Recreational anglers will tell you, pound-for-pound, few fish fight like a striped bass. A premier target of Maine sport fishermen,...

Cameras Pitched As On-board Fishing Monitors
May 10, 2016
Press Clip

WBUR: Located near fishing vessels moored in Portland’s harbor, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute is a nonprofit that’s trying to...

Hands-On Science Reaches 100,000 Students
May 9, 2016
Tidings

Our Education team has achieved an extraordinary milestone for science literacy in Maine. After a decade of welcoming 5th and 6th graders...

Maine Teacher Reflects on Vital Signs Experience
May 9, 2016
Tidings

Messalonskee Middle School teacher Amanda Ripa recently led an invasive species investigation with her students. Below, she reflects on her...

Community Gathers to Celebrate Gulf of Maine Seafood
May 9, 2016
Tidings

In early April, our lab filled to capacity once again for our third annual Seafood Celebration. Attendees enjoyed Gulf of Maine seafood...

GMRI Scientists Predict Early Lobster Season
May 9, 2016
Tidings

In February, our research team released their second annual lobster forecast. This forecast predicts the timing of when lobsters will move...

Jonah Crab Success Story
May 9, 2016
Tidings

Early last month, commercial fishermen, industry leaders, fishery managers, and scientists celebrated the success of a unique collaboration...

Misunderstood Pollock Key to New England Seafood's Future
May 9, 2016
Press Clip

Associated Press: It might not be time yet to rechristen Cape Cod as Cape Pollock, but the humble fish is staking its claim. The Atlantic...

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