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

American Plaice now verified as Responsibly Harvested
Jan 12, 2017
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In December, GMRI added American plaice (or “dabs”) to its list of Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested ® species. The new verification...

New Type of Trawl Net Avoids Cod
Nov 15, 2016
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After centuries of targeting Gulf of Maine cod, groundfish fishermen are now looking for ways to avoid catching it. For many fishermen,...

New Report Shows Promising Results for Electronic Monitoring Pilot
Nov 15, 2016
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A team of staff and fishermen from GMRI, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, The Nature Conservancy, and Ecotrust Canada recently released...

Fisherman Spotlight: Randy Cushman
Jun 22, 2016
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Name: Randy Cushman Home Port: Port Clyde, Maine Fishing Vessel: Ella Christine Gear type(s): Otter trawl Fisheries: Groundfish, shrimp How...

Finding Maine's Shrimp with Acoustics
Jun 22, 2016
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This winter, a group of fishermen, in collaboration with GMRI researchers, launched a new two-year inshore northern shrimp acoustic study...

The Power of Citizens as Scientists
Jun 22, 2016
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There is tremendous potential in engaging the public to help gather data for science and management. Known as citizen science, efforts to...

A Do-Over for Dogfish
Jun 22, 2016
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Dogfish, the much-maligned pillager of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem, has wreaked havoc in fishermen’s nets for years. While plentiful, the...

Looking for Answers
Jun 22, 2016
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The start of another fishing year brings new challenges and more questions for New England’s groundfish fleet. As the effects of dwindling...

Fishing in a Digital Age
Oct 2, 2015
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Modern day fishing vessels can be equipped with a wide range of electronics, some required and some voluntary. Keeping pace with new...

Acoustics Used by Gulf of Maine Researchers Reveals Important Fisheries Findings
Oct 2, 2015
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Acoustic surveys are not new in the world of fisheries research. For decades acoustic equipment has enabled fishermen and scientists to...

Fishermen, Scientists, and Regulators Convene to Discuss Stock Assessment Improvements
Oct 2, 2015
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In an effort to increase collaboration between industry, scientists, and NOAA Fisheries towards improved stock assessments, GMRI recently...

Workshop Aims to Improve Assessments
Oct 2, 2015
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This November, GMRI will hold Taking Stock: A Workshop to Collaboratively Improve Stock Assessments. The workshop is the culmination of the...

Counting Catch
Oct 2, 2015
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A recent shift of attention towards recreational fisheries by NOAA Fisheries and other organizations has highlighted an important and long-...

Several Maine Colleges to Source More Gulf of Maine Seafood
Oct 2, 2015
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In June, the food service company Sodexo announced a commitment to shift current sourcing for its Maine clients to include more Gulf of...

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