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GMRI is a neutral, nonprofit organization that catalyzes solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion. Based in Portland, Maine, GMRI utilizes a dynamic fusion of science, education, and community to effect change from multiple directions while remaining committed to its core principles of objectivity and collaboration

Press Releases

New Report: Big Opportunity for Maine Aquaculture IndustryOct 26, 2016Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — October 24, 2016 — A new report , prepared by The Hale Group at the direction of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Aquaculture Program,...
Gulf of Maine Research Institute Releases Second Annual Lobster ForecastMar 11, 2016Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — March 03, 2016 — The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) has released its first forecast predicting the timing of the seasonal uptick in...
New Study: Warming Waters a Major Factor in the Collapse of New England CodOct 29, 2015Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — October 29, 2015 — For centuries, cod were the backbone of New England’s fisheries and a key species in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Today,...

News

Local Fish on a Roll: Gulf of Maine Fishermen Think SushiFeb 1, 2017Blog
If you're like many Americans, you're probably a big fan of sushi. But did you know that the seafood served in American sushi restaurants is seldom from U.S...
American Plaice now verified as Responsibly Harvested Jan 12, 2017Waypoints
In December, GMRI added American plaice (or “dabs”) to its list of Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested ® species. The new verification comes after a thorough...
Building Markets for Sashimi-Grade Products in the Gulf of MaineJan 12, 2017Waypoints
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 from U.S. waters and...

Recent Press

South Portland Considers Pier Upgrades in Hopes of Aquaculture BoomJan 30, 2017Press Clip
Portland Press Herald: The long-neglected Portland Street Pier is due for major improvements that could make it a home base for burgeoning mussel- and oyster-...
Fisheries Ecologist Lisa Kerr Tracks Cod and Bluefin TunaFeb 3, 2017Press Clip
Portland Press Herald: Fisheries ecologist Lisa Kerr has been at the Portland-based Gulf of Maine Research Institute for four years, researching fisheries with...
Seafood for ThoughtJan 16, 2017Press Clip
Maine Magazine: The Gulf of Maine, a diverse watershed stretching from Cape Cod to the southern tip of Nova Scotia, has historically been one of the richest...