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Fisheries Ecologist Lisa Kerr Tracks Cod and Bluefin Tuna
Feb 3, 2017
Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: Fisheries ecologist Lisa Kerr has been at the Portland-based Gulf of Maine Research Institute for four years,...

Local Fish on a Roll: Gulf of Maine Fishermen Think Sushi
Feb 1, 2017
Blog

If you're like many Americans, you're probably a big fan of sushi. But did you know that the seafood served in American sushi restaurants...

South Portland Considers Pier Upgrades in Hopes of Aquaculture Boom
Jan 30, 2017
Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: The long-neglected Portland Street Pier is due for major improvements that could make it a home base for burgeoning...

Meaningful Moments from LabVenture!
Jan 16, 2017
Blog

This fall, GMRI welcomed four new Fellows to LabVenture! . These new team members lead the experience and support students as they...

Seafood for Thought
Jan 16, 2017
Press Clip

Maine Magazine: The Gulf of Maine, a diverse watershed stretching from Cape Cod to the southern tip of Nova Scotia, has historically been...

American Plaice now verified as Responsibly Harvested
Jan 12, 2017
Waypoints

In December, GMRI added American plaice (or “dabs”) to its list of Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested ® species. The new verification...

Building Markets for Sashimi-Grade Products in the Gulf of Maine
Jan 12, 2017
Waypoints

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...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute: Surveying Casco Bay for the Long Term
Dec 28, 2016
Press Clip

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors: Kelsey Berger was a research intern last summer for the Casco Bay Aquatic System Survey, developed and...

American Plaice Joins Responsibly Harvested List
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

In 2011, we created our Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested ® brand to help people buy seafood they can feel good about. A key component of...

Coastal Communities Preparing for Sea Level Rise
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

Late this year, we began engaging citizens of Greater Portland in a new project centered on sea level rise. Especially when combined with...

New "Voices" Series Highlights Partners
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

The Gulf of Maine is a vital resource for our coastal economy, a source of food, a place for recreation, and so much more. In our six-part...

Owen Nichols Receives John Annala Fishery Leadership Award
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

In October, our research team presented the John Annala Fishery Leadership Award to Owen Nichols. The award, named for our first Chief...

Aquaculture Analysis Shows Opportunity for Maine
Dec 27, 2016
Tidings

In a report published this fall, our aquaculture program team announced important findings from their recently completed market analysis...

Fishermen Team Up With Scientists To Make A More Selective Net
Dec 14, 2016
Press Clip

NPR: This summer [Ford] joined a net-maker and scientists at Portland's Gulf of Maine Research Institute to design a trawl net that targets...

Voices of the Gulf of Maine: The Oyster Farmer
Dec 13, 2016
Blog

Mook Sea Farm is an oyster farm founded in 1985 on the Damariscotta River in Midcoast Maine. There, owner and operator Bill Mook unites a...

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