Supporting the Local Seafood Economy
Strengthening the ecological and economic sustainability of the Gulf of Maine seafood industry.
As seafood demand increases in the Gulf of Maine, we recognize the importance of local, sustainable seafood and aquaculture products to fuel our coastal economy.
Our experts are focused on:
- Increasing market share for Gulf of Maine seafood in regional retail and institutional outlets.
- Increasing the value of Gulf of Maine seafood and enhancing its profitability across the supply chain.
- Diversifying our seafood economy by increasing and integrating aquaculture with our wild fishery.
Seafood Economy Projects
Explore our efforts to support economic resilience in our bioregion.
Sustainable Seafood Program
We work with industry leaders across the supply chain to build market demand and empower consumers to find and buy Gulf of Maine seafood. We …
We are working collaboratively with industry leaders, farmers, researchers, the business community, and other nonprofits to identify and pursue opportunities to expand aquaculture production. Together, …
Commercial Oyster Demonstration Farm Partnership
Our project documents the growth of a small oyster farm as it scales to commercial level operations. By keeping track of the successes, challenges, financial …
Trawl to Table
Trawl to Table workshops bring together players from throughout the seafood supply chain to learn and share information. The workshops dig into the challenges and …
The Maine Aquaculturist
The Maine Aquaculturist, an aquaculture knowledge portal, is a comprehensive, accessible, and practical information portal that assists commercial aquaculture businesses in understanding and utilizing business-relevant …
GMRI is proud to partner with area restaurants to promote responsibly harvested seafood from fishermen and purveyors in the Gulf of Maine. They have committed …
Supporting Coastal Aquaculture Development
Shellfish aquaculture is growing rapidly. In Maine, limited purpose aquaculture (LPA) licenses are relatively easy to attain, and this attracts more people to enter aquaculture …
True Fin: Premium Gulf of Maine Seafood
True Fin was founded to realize the maximum potential for seafood from the New England region.
Five Steps To Support Local Seafood
Here are five simple steps you can take to support the people and businesses who work so hard to provide us with delicious local seafood.
As part of our new strategic plan, aquaculture has emerged as an opportunity for us to accelerate the growth of a diverse seafood economy. Our …
Building Demand for Local Seafood
The ability of coastal communities to thrive in the coming years will depend in large part on our ability to grow a diverse seafood economy. …
Voices of the Gulf of Maine: The Oyster Farmer
Mook Sea Farm is an oyster farm founded in 1985 on the Damariscotta River in Midcoast Maine. There, owner and operator Bill Mook unites a …
Voices of the Gulf of Maine
Sustainable Seafood Director[email protected]