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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

Aquaculture Exhibits Tremendous Potential in MaineApr 12, 2017Waypoints
In the United States aquaculture is gaining increasing attention as coastal fishing communities explore opportunities to preserve their working waterfronts and...
Hannaford Spotlights Local Seafood at StoresApr 12, 2017Waypoints
Local signage has become a visible part of any visit to a Hannaford store. The Local label in Hannaford stores provides unique product differentiation and an...
Discovery's Sacred Cod Features GMRI ResearchApr 11, 2017Blog
If you’ve been following our research for a while, you probably remember Chief Scientific Officer Andy Pershing’s study on the impacts of warming on cod in the...

Recent Press

South Portland Considers Pier Upgrades in Hopes of Aquaculture BoomJan 30, 2017Press Clip
Portland Press Herald: The long-neglected Portland Street Pier is due for major improvements that could make it a home base for burgeoning mussel- and oyster-...
Fisheries Ecologist Lisa Kerr Tracks Cod and Bluefin TunaFeb 3, 2017Press Clip
Portland Press Herald: Fisheries ecologist Lisa Kerr has been at the Portland-based Gulf of Maine Research Institute for four years, researching fisheries with...
Seafood for ThoughtJan 16, 2017Press Clip
Maine Magazine: The Gulf of Maine, a diverse watershed stretching from Cape Cod to the southern tip of Nova Scotia, has historically been one of the richest...