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Robust Management Strategies for Northeast Groundfish Fisheries in a Changing Climate
Fisheries Ecology
The Northeast U.S. Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NESLME) has experienced recent decadal warming that is faster than 99.9% of the global ocean and the impacts...
Crafting Guidance for Adapting to Shifting Fish Populations
Climate Adaptation
Climate change is altering the distribution of marine species, causing many to shift away from traditional fishing grounds. When a stock shifts, managers must...
Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment
Climate Adaptation
Marine waters of the Northeast Shelf have warmed over the past 30 years, with particularly rapid warming in the past decade; as a result, fisheries in the...
Gulf of Maine Lobster Forecasting
Climate Adaptation
Project Overview We are forecasting the timing of when the Maine lobster fishery will shift into its high-landings mode for the summer. Our goal is to provide...
Casco Bay Aquatic System Survey
Ecosystem Monitoring
The Gulf of Maine has experienced fundamental changes over the last 40 years. The coastal region has seen dramatic declines in groundfish, an explosion of...
Maine Jellyfish Tracking
Ocean Data
Overview Reports of jellyfish sightings in the Gulf of Maine seem to have increased over the past few summers. GMRI, the Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, and...
Impacts of Climate Change on Lobsters, Fish, and Economics
Climate Adaptation
We are leading a four-year, $1.8-million project as part of the NSF’s Coastal SEES (Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability) Initiative to...
2015 Lobster Forecast
Climate Adaptation
This is an archived forecast for the 2015 lobster forecast. For this year's forecast, please visit: http://www.gmri.org/our-work/research/projects/gulf-maine-...