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Getting Semi-pelagic Doors in the Water
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

Fishermen continue to think about ways to be more efficient, reduce fuel consumption, and reduce seabed impacts. Working with Captain Jim...

Crossing Thresholds
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

On January 30, the New England Fishery Management Council voted to reduce the total allowable catch for a number of groundfish stocks by...

New Ocean and Weather Display Now Available
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

A new online tool to view weather and climate trends is now available from the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean...

Restaurants Work to Improve Sustainability
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

In the convoluted realm of sustainable seafood, restaurants play an important role in providing consumers with information to help guide...

UK Fisheries Knowledge Exchange Stimulates Dialogue
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

A group of 18 fishermen from across the United Kingdom (UK), representing a wide array of gear types and fisheries, joined scientists and...

Sentinel Species Warrants Further Study
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

The pelagic food web of the Gulf of Maine, which includes herring, sand lance, mackerel, and the North Atlantic right whale, depends...

Gillnet Fishermen Adopt New Technology
May 28, 2013
Waypoints

Under the leadership of the Gloucester Fishing Community Preservation Fund (GFCPF), groundfish sector gillnet fishermen are now beginning...

Sounding the SOS (Save Our Seafood)
Apr 17, 2013
Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: The owners of Five Fifty-Five in Portland have worked with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute for a couple of...

Students Identify New Invasive
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

Students from South Portland drew the attention of scientists across the country this fall when they became the first to report that an...

Fisheries Ecologist Joins GMRI
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

Lisa Kerr joined GMRI’s science team this fall to conduct research she hopes will support healthy fish populations and sustainable...

Lobster Report Spurs Discussion
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

A recent GMRI report is generating new conversations about Maine’s lobster licensing system. The Department of Marine Resources (DMR),...

Educators Collaborate to Unlock the Potential of PowerHouse
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

Educators from across Maine gathered on Jan. 10 to explore methods of engaging students with GMRI’s newest science learning tool,...

New Restaurant Initiative Brings Sustainability into Focus
Mar 13, 2013
Tidings

Navigating the complexities of seafood sustainability is often a challenge for both restaurant owners and their patrons. To help address...

Maine Evaluates Options for Lobster Licensing
Oct 12, 2012
Tidings

The question of who should be able to get a lobster license has long been a source of heated discussion in Maine. GMRI is currently...

Scientists Examine Seal Predation
Oct 12, 2012
Tidings

The burgeoning seal population off the coast of Maine has many fishermen wondering how much of their catch, and their profit, is becoming a...

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