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NOAA Hosts Fisheries Community Resiliency Workshop
Jul 26, 2017
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Last month NOAA’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office and Northeast Fisheries Science Center convened a group of community leaders,...

GMRI Launches Educational Program Exploring Sea Level Rise Impacts In Maine
Jul 26, 2017
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In August, GMRI will launch an educational program for the general public that addresses sea level rise in coastal Maine communities...

Another Cod Spawning Ground Confirmed Through Acoustic and Trawl Surveys
Jun 19, 2017
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During the winter of 2015/2016, GMRI scientists collaborated with industry to study a population of cod that spawn during the late fall/...

New Projects Aim to Improve Stock Assessments
Jun 19, 2017
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In 2015, GMRI convened a series of meetings of commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, and policy representatives from across...

Atlantic Halibut Availability and Market Influenced by Proactive Fisheries Management
May 10, 2017
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Atlantic halibut are delicious to eat. Prepared properly, the white meat is tender, flakey, and somewhat sweet - a favorite among many...

Fair Trade Certification Reaches North Atlantic Sea Scallop Industry
May 10, 2017
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This year, Fair Trade Certified TM Atlantic sea scallops will become available for the first time. Fair Trade certification may be familiar...

Hannaford Spotlights Local Seafood at Stores
Apr 12, 2017
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Local signage has become a visible part of any visit to a Hannaford store. The Local label in Hannaford stores provides unique product...

Aquaculture Exhibits Tremendous Potential in Maine
Apr 12, 2017
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In the United States aquaculture is gaining increasing attention as coastal fishing communities explore opportunities to preserve their...

American Plaice now verified as Responsibly Harvested
Jan 12, 2017
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In December, GMRI added American plaice (or “dabs”) to its list of Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested ® species. The new verification...

Building Markets for Sashimi-Grade Products in the Gulf of Maine
Jan 12, 2017
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There’s no denying the enduring popularity of sushi in the U.S. But many consumers may not know that the seafood used in sushi is seldom...

New Report Shows Promising Results for Electronic Monitoring Pilot
Nov 15, 2016
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A team of staff and fishermen from GMRI, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, The Nature Conservancy, and Ecotrust Canada recently released...

New Type of Trawl Net Avoids Cod
Nov 15, 2016
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After centuries of targeting Gulf of Maine cod, groundfish fishermen are now looking for ways to avoid catching it. For many fishermen,...

The Power of Citizens as Scientists
Jun 22, 2016
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There is tremendous potential in engaging the public to help gather data for science and management. Known as citizen science, efforts to...

A Do-Over for Dogfish
Jun 22, 2016
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Dogfish, the much-maligned pillager of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem, has wreaked havoc in fishermen’s nets for years. While plentiful, the...

Looking for Answers
Jun 22, 2016
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The start of another fishing year brings new challenges and more questions for New England’s groundfish fleet. As the effects of dwindling...

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