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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...

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...

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...

Electronic Monitoring Project Prepares for Third Year
Jun 11, 2015
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Local fishermen have wrapped up the second year of a pilot project testing an innovative approach to improving catch monitoring in the New...

Fighting Fish Fraud
Jun 11, 2015
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Playing by the rules can cost a lot of money. Monitoring systems, cost of crew, licenses, and vessel safety requirements all come with a...

Ecosystem Management and Climate Strategies in the Mid-Atlantic
Jun 11, 2015
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The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) has adopted an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM), which will...

Addressing Data Gaps Through Collaborative Research
Jun 11, 2015
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In New England, the 2014 stock assessment findings indicate a precipitous decline in the Gulf of Maine cod spawning stock biomass, which...

New Lobster Forecast Predicts Late Start to the 2015 Harvest
Jun 11, 2015
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This spring, GMRI released its first official lobster forecast of 2015, predicting a slightly later start to the summer harvest. July 4 is...

MREP Expands to the Caribbean
Jun 11, 2015
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In January 2015, GMRI’s Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) team hosted their first Caribbean Initiative Workshop. The three-day...

Web-Based Dashboard Reveals Effects of Catch Share Program
Nov 3, 2014
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The shift to catch shares in 2010 fundamentally altered the Northeast groundfish fishery. Stakeholders, managers, and scientists frequently...

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