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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.

Climate Change Impact Already Felt in MaineAug 7, 2015Press Clip

WCSH6: Scientists say Maine is already feeling the impacts of climate change, some of it positive but more negative. On the ocean, water temperatures have increased. Dr. Andrew Pershing of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland said in the past 30 years, sea temperature has gone up two-and-a-half degrees, and is forecasted to keep climbing.

New Emissions Limits for Power Plants Go Easy on MaineAug 3, 2015Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: While the political debate over global warming continues, Maine is already experiencing clear signs of a changing climate.

Wonder Where Your Seafood's From?Jul 23, 2015Press Clip

Fox News (Video): Jen Levin is working on a boat-to-plate traceability tool.Levin is from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and she says many fishermen in Maine already have electronic monitoring systems with detailed logs and video of what they harvested and where they harvested it. 

Massachusetts School District Signs on to Local SeafoodJul 14, 2015Press Clip

Associated Press: A Massachusetts public school system is the first school district to sign on to a Maine science institute's seafood certification system.

Rare Split-Colored Lobster Caught off Maine CoastJul 7, 2015Press Clip

NECN: A rare, two-toned lobster has been caught off the coast of Maine. It's part orange, part brown, and could be close to "one of a kind," according to some researchers. 

Out of the Blue: Diversify Your P(a)lateJul 6, 2015Press Clip

Talking Fish: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Out of the Blue program focuses “underloved” species in the Gulf of Maine—bringing attention to species that are bountiful and well-managed, but not harvested due to lack of demand. The program goal is to raise public awareness and demand for these “unappreciated” seafood species. 

Dedham Teacher's Methods Honored by Gulf of Maine Research InstituteJul 6, 2015Press Clip

The Ellsworth American: In her science classes at the Dedham School over the last couple years, Rhonda Tate’s students have gotten their hands dirty in the name of real, environmental research.