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Electronic Monitoring: A Promising Alternative to At-Sea Monitoring in the New England Groundfish Fishery
Jan 5, 2014
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Recent US federal budget cuts and looming industry cost-sharing mechanisms have developed a need to explore more cost-effective and...

Searching for a Cost-Effective Approach to At-Sea Monitoring
Jan 5, 2014
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For many fishermen in New England groundfish sectors, shouldering the costs of at-sea monitoring (ASM) could signal financial ruin for...

Salmon Excluder Testing in the Gulf of Alaska Shows Promising Results
Aug 21, 2013
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Early this spring GMRI collaborated with the North Pacific Fisheries Research Foundation to test a salmon excluder device for use in the...

National Marine Fisheries Service Releases Electronic Monitoring Policy Directive
Aug 21, 2013
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In May 2013, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a national policy directive that encourages the consideration of...

Scientists Seek Angler Assistance
Aug 21, 2013
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Researchers at GMRI are collaborating with the Coastal Conservation Association Maine and local anglers in a data collection program called...

Fishery Improvement Project Looks to Develop Jonah Crab Management
Aug 21, 2013
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Jonah crab has long been considered bycatch of the lobster industry. In recent years, however, markets for Jonah crab have increased,...

Fishermen Contribute Valuable Bluefin Tuna Data
Aug 21, 2013
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Scientists from the University of Maine, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst Large Pelagic Research lab...

At the Speed of Climate Change
Aug 21, 2013
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Communities around the world are developing a greater sense of awareness as they are directly and indirectly affected by climate change...

MFI Workshop: Incorporating Change in Assessments and Management
Aug 21, 2013
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In response to the need for a systematic review of the New England groundfish stock assessment process, the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries...

UK Fisheries Knowledge Exchange Stimulates Dialogue
May 28, 2013
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A group of 18 fishermen from across the United Kingdom (UK), representing a wide array of gear types and fisheries, joined scientists and...

Sentinel Species Warrants Further Study
May 28, 2013
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The pelagic food web of the Gulf of Maine, which includes herring, sand lance, mackerel, and the North Atlantic right whale, depends...

Gillnet Fishermen Adopt New Technology
May 28, 2013
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Under the leadership of the Gloucester Fishing Community Preservation Fund (GFCPF), groundfish sector gillnet fishermen are now beginning...

New Financing Opportunities Offer Fishermen Alternatives
May 28, 2013
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In the face of increased financial hardship — from significant cuts in catch limits and rising fuel prices — many fishing communities...

Getting Semi-pelagic Doors in the Water
May 28, 2013
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Fishermen continue to think about ways to be more efficient, reduce fuel consumption, and reduce seabed impacts. Working with Captain Jim...

Crossing Thresholds
May 28, 2013
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On January 30, the New England Fishery Management Council voted to reduce the total allowable catch for a number of groundfish stocks by...

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