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Gear Technology

Innovative fishing gear technology can help support the long-term and sustainable profitability of New England's fishing industry. These new tools help modernize the fleet and put fishermen in a better place to tackle future challenges, such as changes in fish quota, escalating fuel prices, or the migration of groundfish due to climate change.

GMRI partners with groundfish fishermen from along the Maine coast to evaluate the economic and environmental implications of new fishing gear technology, understand any impact on their effectiveness, and help ease the adoption of gear that proves beneficial. We work with fishermen to discover and test new fishing tools that reduce energy and fuel costs, improve catch selectivity, and minimize seabed impact.