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Invasive seaweed threatens Gulf of Maine
Aug 13, 2017
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The study focused on the shifting seaweed population only and did not concentrate on the cause. But Dijkstra said warming water...

Middle Schoolers are Fighting the Knotweed
Aug 10, 2017
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To experiment with their ideas, students were given a 10×10 foot plot. Once or twice a week students went outside to work on their plot, as...

Climate change will hit New England hard, report says
Aug 9, 2017
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“The big story here is that the changes are real, they’re easy to document in the data, and we’re clearly seeing that global climate change...

Gulf of Maine, Explained: Anadromous Fish
Jul 31, 2017
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The alewife run is one of the Gulf of Maine’s most awe-inspiring seasonal events. Every year, our rivers pulse and shimmer from bank to...

NOAA Hosts Fisheries Community Resiliency Workshop
Jul 26, 2017
Waypoints

Last month NOAA’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office and Northeast Fisheries Science Center convened a group of community leaders,...

GMRI Launches Educational Program Exploring Sea Level Rise Impacts In Maine
Jul 26, 2017
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In August, GMRI will launch an educational program for the general public that addresses sea level rise in coastal Maine communities...

New Study Puts Hard Numbers on Impacts of Bottom Trawling
Jul 24, 2017
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The new study also looked at how long it takes for ecosystems to recover from trawling impacts, and found that it ranged between just shy...

For Mr. and Mrs. Fish, it’s time for a sea change
Jul 22, 2017
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Jeff and Deb met in Portland in their 20s when they were both involved in what became the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on Commercial...

Local mussels return to menu
Jul 20, 2017
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Gary Moretti, owner of the company, said it was the longest red tide closure he could recall. In 2015, Maine’s mussel industry was valued...

With diners prizing Maine oysters, farming them booms along coast
Jul 18, 2017
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National oyster demand is expected to outpace supply for the next three to five years and remain strong for at least the next 15 years,...

Gulf of Maine, Explained: Electronic Monitoring
Jun 30, 2017
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It’s easy to imagine fishing as a Wild West landscape, with fishermen heading out to sea, catching as many fish as they can, and selling...

2017 McCarthy Award Winner Announced
Jun 22, 2017
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Earlier this month, our education team honored Gorham Middle School teacher Angela Gospodarek with the fourth annual McCarthy Education...

New Projects Aim to Improve Stock Assessments
Jun 19, 2017
Waypoints

In 2015, GMRI convened a series of meetings of commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists, and policy representatives from across...

Another Cod Spawning Ground Confirmed Through Acoustic and Trawl Surveys
Jun 19, 2017
Waypoints

During the winter of 2015/2016, GMRI scientists collaborated with industry to study a population of cod that spawn during the late fall/...

Gulf of Maine, Explained: Trawling
Jun 13, 2017
Blog

While many of us enjoy fresh local seafood, we don’t often get to see how that fish is harvested. Trawling is one of the most common...

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