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GMRI is a neutral, nonprofit organization that catalyzes solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion. Based in Portland, Maine, GMRI utilizes a dynamic fusion of science, education, and community to effect change from multiple directions while remaining committed to its core principles of objectivity and collaboration

Press Releases

New Report: Big Opportunity for Maine Aquaculture IndustryOct 26, 2016Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — October 24, 2016 — A new report , prepared by The Hale Group at the direction of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Aquaculture Program,...
Gulf of Maine Research Institute Releases Second Annual Lobster ForecastMar 11, 2016Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — March 03, 2016 — The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) has released its first forecast predicting the timing of the seasonal uptick in...
New Study: Warming Waters a Major Factor in the Collapse of New England CodOct 29, 2015Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — October 29, 2015 — For centuries, cod were the backbone of New England’s fisheries and a key species in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Today,...

News

2017 McCarthy Award Winner AnnouncedJun 22, 2017Blog
Earlier this month, our education team honored Gorham Middle School teacher Angela Gospodarek with the fourth annual McCarthy Education Innovation Award...
New Projects Aim to Improve Stock AssessmentsJun 19, 2017Waypoints
In 2015, GMRI convened a series of meetings of commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, and policy representatives from across the region to spark...
Gulf of Maine, Explained: TrawlingJun 13, 2017Blog
While many of us enjoy fresh local seafood, we don’t often get to see how that fish is harvested. Trawling is one of the most common fishing methods here in...

Recent Press

Maine Shellfish On the Brink of A Culinary BoomMay 3, 2017Press Clip
WMTW: (video) Opportunities for Aquaculture in South Portland
An Effort to Save Maine's Shrimp IndustryApr 14, 2017Press Clip
WCSH6: (video) S cientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland are finishing up a two-year pilot study using sound waves to help...
Seafood celebration at the Gulf of Maine Research InstituteApr 27, 2017Press Clip
WCSH6: (video) The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is greatly interested in the health and management of the Gulf of Maine. They're celebrating their last...