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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Fisherman Spotlight: Randy Cushman
Jun 22, 2016
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Name: Randy Cushman Home Port: Port Clyde, Maine Fishing Vessel: Ella Christine Gear type(s): Otter trawl Fisheries: Groundfish, shrimp How...

Finding Maine's Shrimp with Acoustics
Jun 22, 2016
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This winter, a group of fishermen, in collaboration with GMRI researchers, launched a new two-year inshore northern shrimp acoustic study...

Several Maine Colleges to Source More Gulf of Maine Seafood
Oct 2, 2015
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In June, the food service company Sodexo announced a commitment to shift current sourcing for its Maine clients to include more Gulf of...

Fishing in a Digital Age
Oct 2, 2015
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Modern day fishing vessels can be equipped with a wide range of electronics, some required and some voluntary. Keeping pace with new...

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