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Voices of the Gulf of Maine

The Gulf of Maine is a vital resource for our coastal economy, a source of food, a place for recreation, and so much more.

In our new video series, Voices of the Gulf of Maine, we invite you to meet some of our closest partners in our shared effort to support the economic and ecological sustainability of this resource.

Whether it’s a teacher or a lobsterman, a restaurateur or a scientist — everybody has his or her own unique connection to the Gulf of Maine. As these individuals share their passion for the ocean and connection to GMRI, we invite you to reflect as well. What does the Gulf of Maine mean to you?

The Restaurant

The proprietors and chef de cuisine of top Portland restaurant Five Fifty-Five share their thoughts on why local, responsibly harvested seafood matters to their business. As a Culinary Partner of GMRI, Five Fifty-Five helps build demand for Gulf of Maine seafood. 


The Lobsterman

To Maine lobsterman Brian Tripp, the Gulf of Maine is deeply important. It provides income for his family, sustains his community, and sparks his curiosity. Here, Brian shares his experience as both a fisherman and a GMRI research partner.


The Educator

Like us, Shapleigh School teacher Peter Cady believes in the potential of hands-on exploration to spark kids’ interest in science. This video demonstrates Peter’s passion for education, and how GMRI has helped him provide hands-on, minds-on science learning for his students.


The Charter Boat

For charter boat captain Carle Hildreth, recreational fishing is serious business. Learn how Carle's passion led him to work with GMRI scientists on a striped bass research project called Snap-A-Striper.


The Weatherman

For meteorologist John Cannon, forecasting weather is both a passion and a profession. His mission is to understand and predict the weather to assist mariners, shoreline residents, emergency responders and many other community stakeholders.


The Oyster Farmer

Mook Sea Farm is an oyster farm founded in 1985 on the Damariscotta River in Midcoast Maine. There, owner and operator Bill Mook unites a passion for science and discovery with a fierce entrepreneurial streak.