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Spiny Dogfish gets a Marketing MakeoverOct 28, 2015Press Clip

Boston Globe: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute, will create promotional events and develop product surveys for potential buyers.

Since 2009, the institute has been promoting local “under-loved” fish like cape shark through its “Out of the Blue” project.

Fishermen Worry as Black Sea Bass Stake New England ClaimOct 26, 2015Press Clip

Associated Press: As waters warm off the coast of New England, black sea bass are moving north and, fishermen say, threatening the region's most valuable aquatic species: the lobster.

Maine recently established a commercial fishery for the species, and New Hampshire fishermen have inquired about the possibility of starting one, state officials said.

Mayday: Gulf of Maine in DistressOct 25, 2015Press Clip

Maine Sunday Telegram: The Gulf of Maine – which extends from Cape Cod in Massachusetts to Cape Sable at the southern tip of Nova Scotia, and includes the Bay of Fundy, the offshore fishing banks, and the entire coast of Maine – has been warming rapidly as the deep-water currents that feed it have shifted.

NASA Commits $6.5M to Gulf of Maine Research Institute for Climate Change EducationOct 21, 2015Press Clip

Mainebiz: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland is receiving a $6.5 million grant from NASA to create a new educational program focused on science knowledge and problem-solving related to climate change.

U.S. Program Pushes to put Acadian Redfish on the MenuOct 6, 2015Press Clip

Seafood Source: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) has been working for the past four years to promote underutilized fish species in the United States with its Out of the Blue program, and this week they are plugging the little-known Acadian redfish in a campaign stretching from Bangor to Boston.

The Enigma Behind America's Freak, 20-year Lobster BoomOct 6, 2015Press Clip

Quartz: Finally, thanks to warmer seas and plum new habitats, more babies than before are surviving.

Today, Maine Students Come to School Eager to Tackle Environmental ProblemsOct 4, 2015Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: A more sophisticated curriculum works because Maine students come to their classrooms with a working understanding of many environmental issues.

Seafood technology: When 'net' means more than catching fishAug 24, 2015Press Clip

MaineBiz: Jen Levin, sustainable seafood program manager at GMRI, says the collaborators have created a proof-of-concept smartphone app and have $175,000 in grant funding through Maine Coast. The effort is now focused on creating the back-end data system that will collect and store the information.

In From the Outdoors: Q&A with Zachary Whitener of Gulf of Maine Research InstituteAug 23, 2015Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: Zachary Whitener grew up on Long Island and has been lobstering and striper fishing since age 10. Now 28, he’s at the forefront of a unique striped bass study.

Whitener, a research associate at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, wants as much as anyone to have data that will tell which rivers Maine’s stripers come from. 

Lobster Population Is Shifting North; Ocean Warming BlamedAug 20, 2015Press Clip

New York Times: Maine fishermen have landed more than 100 million pounds of lobster for four years in a row, by far the highest four-year haul in the state's history.