Strengthening and Informing Fisheries Management
Good fisheries management requires both good science and on-the-water knowledge.
We seek to integrate the knowledge and experiences of fishermen with the best available science to help fisheries managers make decisions.
To strengthen fisheries management, we aim to:
- Empower the fishing industry to engage in management through professional development, training, and trust building opportunities.
- Facilitate industry-focused initiatives that improve fisheries management in New England.
- Align harvesting controls with industry-informed objectives.
Fisheries Management Projects
Explore our impact on fisheries management.
Marine Resource Education Program
MREP empowers fishermen with better understanding of how, when, and where to engage effectively in fishery management with workshops guided by local industry members several …
Groundfish Management Strategy Evaluation
The impacts of climate change on marine fisheries resources are increasing. Some groundfish stocks, such as Georges Bank cod, have declined to record-low biomass in …
Electronic Monitoring (EM)
In an attempt to reduce the expense of at-sea monitoring, we are working with managers and fishermen to develop cost-effective alternatives. Electronic monitoring (EM) offers …
Assessing Allocation Strategies for Fisheries Affected by Climate Change
Our project aims to develop guidance and adaptive strategies for fishery managers grappling with climate change induced allocation challenges.
New England Marine Monitoring
New England Marine Monitoring is an electronic monitoring (EM) services company that provides video review, on-vessel technical support, and program design service to New England …
A Year of Convening Emerging Fishery Leaders
In November, we hosted our final Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) workshop of 2018, in Tampa, FL. This capped a big year for the MREP …
Big Data, Big Opportunity for Climate & Fisheries
Our collective ability to accurately assess and forecast fish abundance is critical to the biological and economic sustainability of the Gulf of Maine.
Electric Monitoring Impact Growing
To comply with federal regulations, fishermen in the Gulf of Maine are monitored by fisheries observers — people who ride along with fishermen to collect …
Trawl to Table: Climate Impacts
In November, we hosted our newest session of Trawl to Table — a seafood industry workshop that convenes fishermen, seafood dealers, restaurants, and institutions involved …
Fisheries Management Staff
Chief Community Officer[email protected]
Fisheries Technical Assistance Program Manager[email protected]
Marine Resource Education Program Manager[email protected]
Lisa Kerr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, UMaine School of Marine Sciences; Senior Research Scientist, GMRI[email protected]
Kathy Mills, Ph.D.
Research Scientist[email protected]