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Helping Fishermen Catch What They Want, and Nothing Else
May 2, 2016
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WCAI radio program, Living Laboratory: "Steve Eayrs, a research scientist at Gulf of Maine Research Institute, has worked with...

Staff Stories: Young Citizen Scientists Destined to Lead
May 2, 2016
Blog

In this week’s blog, Molly Auclair shares her story about a special group of students from Massabesic Middle School. Through GMRI's citizen...

Maine Lobstermen Bracing for Early Season
Apr 15, 2016
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MPBN: A warm winter has Maine’s lobster industry bracing for an early start to the spring molting season. Scientists say it is likely to...

Dogfish for Dinner? Maine Sustainable Seafood Steps up to the Plate
Apr 11, 2016
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Now in its third year, the annual Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration held at GMRI’s headquarters on the Portland waterfront honors these...

Local Lunch: New England Cafeterias Embrace Gulf of Maine Seafood
Mar 29, 2016
Blog

When you think about cafeteria food, you probably think of mystery meat and instant mashed potatoes. Most of us grew up waiting listlessly...

Warm Waters off Maine Point to Repeat of "Ocean Heat Wave"
Mar 21, 2016
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Portland Press Herald: With the United States coming off the warmest winter on record, scientists are monitoring the Gulf of Maine for a...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute Releases Second Annual Lobster Forecast
Mar 11, 2016
Press Release

PORTLAND, Maine — March 03, 2016 — The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) has released its first forecast predicting the timing of the...

4 Simple Steps You Can Take to Eat Sustainable Seafood
Mar 8, 2016
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Boston Globe: Look for labels and information. The Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested label ( www.gmri.org ) assures consumers that the...

At College Campuses, It's Sustainable Seafood 101
Mar 8, 2016
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Boston Globe: At UMass Amherst’s Hampshire Dining Commons, one of many places to eat on campus, there is always a selection of seafood...

At Annual Forum Fishermen Grapple with El Nino's Effect on Lobster
Mar 4, 2016
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Maine Public Broadcasting (MPBN): “With this El Nino, this crazy mild winter — let’s face it, we’re going to have some shedders, probably...

GMRI Celebrates 100,000th LabVenture! Student
Mar 4, 2016
Blog

On a chilly February morning, LabVenture! celebrated its 100,000th child served — a major milestone for science literacy in Maine. For over...

Warm Ocean Could Mean Early Boom in 2016 Lobster Catch
Mar 4, 2016
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Associated Press: Maine's lobster catches will likely peak early this year, which could mean an abundance of cheap lobster for consumers...

El Niño, Explained: Mild Winters, Warmer Water, and Lobster Landings
Feb 18, 2016
Blog

In this week's blog post, Chief Scientific Officer Andy Pershing drops by to explain El Niño and how it affects us in the Gulf of Maine...

Climate Change Poses Threat to Fish Stocks, Study Finds
Feb 11, 2016
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Boston Globe: Over the coming decades, dozens of marine species from the Carolinas to New England will be threatened by the warming,...

Gulf of Maine Fishermen Face Warming ‘Double Whammy’
Jan 13, 2016
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Climate Central: The changes projected by NOAA’s model were published last week in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. They...

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