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With diners prizing Maine oysters, farming them booms along coast
Jul 18, 2017
Press Clip

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
Blog

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
Blog

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...

NOAA Grant Would Fund Study of Tuna, Lobster, Climate change
Jun 12, 2017
Press Clip

Another grant of nearly $290,000 would go to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to address the issue of "choke species'' in the era of...

Class of 2017: South Portland twin sisters ‘motivate each other’
Jun 7, 2017
Press Clip

Ellen is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017, while Julia is not far behind, ranked fifth in their class. She was a Maine Research...

Teaming Up With The Telling Room
Jun 5, 2017
Blog

For the last two years, LabVenture! has partnered with local writing nonprofit the Telling Room . This unique collaboration gives students...

What rising sea levels mean for The Gulf of Maine
Jun 5, 2017
Press Clip

Part of the mission of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland is to help people understand and adapt to the changing climate and...

New trail reveals one of the ‘best spots’ to watch alewives in Maine
Jun 2, 2017
Press Clip

“The adults will be in the lake for a few weeks, spawning, and they’ll come back down the river and go out to the ocean to feed,” said Gulf...

Maine Environmental Advocates Warn of 'Crippling' Cuts in Trump Budget
May 24, 2017
Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: President Donald Trump has not backed off on a wide range of federal budget cuts and program eliminations that...

Maine environmental advocates warn of ‘crippling’ cuts in Trump budget
May 24, 2017
Press Clip

All of these cuts had been proposed in earlier versions of the president’s budget, but the final document released Wednesday also includes...

Gulf of Maine will become too warm for many key fish, report says
May 21, 2017
Press Clip

Kathy Mills, a scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland who was not involved in the research, says the paper is an...

A Summer of Science: Field Season Preview
May 11, 2017
Tidings

Warmer weather is here again, and with it comes field season at GMRI. Our research team has several projects that kick into gear around...

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