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Our View: New England Colleges to Get Lesson in Sustainability 101

Feb 20, 2015

Portland Press Herald: People who have fish on their shopping list can trust in its origins, as long as it has the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s “responsibly harvested” label. Now the Portland-based institute is targeting a different audience: students at the many colleges and universities in New England. And the facts show there’s definitely a place for this consumer education campaign in institutions of higher education.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute launched the branding program in 2011. The label applies to 10 species caught in the Gulf of Maine, between Cape Cod and Nova Scotia. To get the label, vendors must show that the seafood has been harvested in a way that supports the stock’s long-term health, as outlined in stock assessments and management plans.