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Rising seas endanger Maine toxic waste sites, analysis warns
Dec 22, 2017
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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has compiled data and developed an online tool that shows how much of low-lying areas along the Maine...

Bill Needelman deals with rising water in Portland
Dec 17, 2017
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Needelman was with the city’s planning office for 14 years before becoming the city’s first waterfront coordinator in 2013. Then-City...

Selling aquaculture to Americans: Chef Barton Seaver advocates for the “only protein that is guilty until proven innocent”
Dec 7, 2017
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If you ask celebrated chef and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver, the best way to sell the message of aquaculture to Americans is not...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute swims into Giving Tuesday
Nov 30, 2017
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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) hosted the 2nd annual Sunrise Swim at Willard Beach early Tuesday morning. The free community...

Sunrise swim in South Portland raises money for climate change
Nov 29, 2017
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On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, about 20 people, led by Don Perkins, president of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, took a fundraising...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute swims into Giving Tuesday
Nov 28, 2017
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In honor of Giving Tuesday and to draw attention to their year end fundraising effort, the staff from Gulf of Maine Research Institute held...

Maine shrimp fishery looks unlikely to reopen in 2018
Nov 22, 2017
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Climate change is the likeliest cause for the crash in the fishery; Northern shrimp, or pandalus borealis, require cold winter water to...

Scientist Steve Eayrs knows how to build a better fish trap
Nov 19, 2017
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We met Steve Eayrs at one of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Trawl to Table programs, a daylong crash course at the Portland...

Is It Time To Catch The Wave Of Rebounding Atlantic Bluefin Tuna?
Nov 9, 2017
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After charting a strong bluefin presence in 2016, preliminary data for this year suggest even more. "The increase has been incredible, just...

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Stocks Are Rebounding — But Should The Quota Be Raised?
Nov 6, 2017
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After charting a strong bluefin presence in 2016, preliminary data for this year suggest even better. “The increase has been incredible...

Belfast fifth graders do real world science, for sake of salmon
Nov 4, 2017
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Students will be completing the same bioassessments in the spring to track seasonal changes and to release their salmon fry. Students are...

Two Portland middle school students behind app win awards
Sep 27, 2017
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Gulf of Maine Research Institute Chief Education Officer Leigh Peake has agreed to meet with Lainey and Addie to discuss the app. “Seems to...

Cape Cod tourists no longer have to ‘go to Europe’ to get abundant local fish
Sep 27, 2017
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“We had to reverse a vicious cycle,” said Jen Levin, sustainable seafood senior program manager at GMRI. “The fishermen weren’t harvesting...

With funding in place, FocusMaine hires its first full-time leader
Sep 20, 2017
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FocusMaine partner organizations include the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Center for...

Climate study underscores challenge of managing Gulf of Maine fisheries
Sep 7, 2017
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Incorporating climate change and its effects on marine life will be an important part of sustaining key fisheries in the Gulf of Maine that...

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