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Snap-a-Striper Program
Ecosystem Monitoring
What: Snap-a-Striper is a data collection program aimed at 1) compiling photos of live release and legal keeper striped bass caught in Maine waters and 2)...
Ultra-Low-Opening Groundfish Trawl Development
Human Use & Impact
The goal of this project is to develop a new, ultra-low-opening bottom trawl (ULOT) that minimizes the impact of trawling activity on the recovery of cod...
Off-Bottom Trawl Testing
Human Use & Impact
We propose to test two off-bottom trawls (OBTs) to harvest underutilized, abundant Georges Bank haddock while simultaneously avoiding overexploited fish stocks...
Improving Lobster Trap Selectivity
Human Use & Impact
We will test a simple trap modification that allows the escape of groundfish from the trap without any loss of lobster. This modification entails modification...
Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment
Climate Adaptation
Marine waters of the Northeast Shelf have warmed over the past 30 years, with particularly rapid warming in the past decade; as a result, fisheries in the...
Gulf of Maine Lobster Forecasting
Climate Adaptation
Project Overview We are forecasting the timing of when the Maine lobster fishery will shift into its high-landings mode for the summer. Our goal is to provide...
Casco Bay Aquatic System Survey
Ecosystem Monitoring
The Gulf of Maine has experienced fundamental changes over the last 40 years. The coastal region has seen dramatic declines in groundfish, an explosion of...
Maine Jellyfish Tracking
Ocean Data
Overview Reports of jellyfish sightings in the Gulf of Maine seem to have increased over the past few summers. GMRI, the Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, and...
Assessing Herring Bait Availability in Inshore Maine Waters
Fisheries Ecology
Atlantic herring ( Clupea harengus ) are an important prey species for a range of predators in the Gulf of Maine including marine mammals, seabirds and...
Ecological Diversity of Cod in the Gulf of Maine and its Role in Resiliency of a Fishery
Fisheries Ecology
Cod is an iconic species in New England and historically was one of the most economically and socially important fish in the North Atlantic for commercial and...

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