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Demand Gets Institute Cracking on Plan to Sustain Crab

Mar 22, 2015

Portland Press Herald: In 2012, Hannaford’s parent company, Delhaize America, recognized two things about Jonah crab: first, a growing market demand; and, next that Jonah crabs did not meet the supermarket’s sustainability criteria because the fishery is not managed. So Delhaize America turned to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) to facilitate a fishery improvement project.

Jen Levin, sustainable seafood project manager at GMRI, says the Jonah Crab Fishery Improvement Project, started in 2013, is the first such project to be developed in this region.