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Buckfield teacher receives McCarthy Education Innovation AwardJul 14, 2018Press Clip

Sun Journal: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute honored Buckfield Junior-Senior High School teacher Gretchen Kimball with the fifth annual McCarthy Education Innovation Award.

How climate change is warming the Gulf of Maine and what it means for thriving seafood industryJul 11, 2018Press Clip

WMTW 8 [Video]: "Our region is getting a little extra kick due to the impact that climate change has on the circulation of the North Atlantic," Andy Pershing explains outside of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, where he's the Chief Scientific Officer.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute raises over $22M to support its workJun 29, 2018Press Clip

MaineBiz: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute successfully completed its five-year Campaign for the Gulf of Maine, raising $22.8 million to support its research and educational activities.

The organization celebrated this achievement with campaign supporters at its annual leadership dinner in Portland on Wednesday night.

The Gulf of Maine: Warming Faster than 99% of World's Saltwater BodiesJun 25, 2018Press Clip

News Center Maine: Keith Carson interviewing Dr. Andy Pershing about the science behind climate change and how a warming climate impacts the Gulf of Maine.

Buckfield teacher honoredJun 25, 2018Press Clip

Sun Journal: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute recently honored Buckfield Junior-Senior High School teacher Gretchen Kimball with the fifth annual McCarthy Education Innovation Award. GMRI education staff presented the award during a ceremony at the Maine Science Teachers Association conference.

Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.Jun 21, 2018Press Clip

The New York Times: Lobstering has always been a boom-and-bust business, but the conservation measures long enforced by Maine’s lobstermen may help stave off complete collapse, scientists say.

Demand for underused fish species grows slowly but surely in MaineJun 17, 2018Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: Today, the number of restaurants participating in the Out of the Blue program has increased to 24. And some of them have made these fishes regular menu items, according to Kyle Foley, sustainable seafood program manager at GMRI.

Opioids found in mussels off West Coast: How does this affect Maine?Jun 12, 2018Press Clip

News Center Maine: Maine scientist Graham Sherwood from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute says these results don't surprise him. “We typically associate highly urbanized waterways with contaminants anyway,” he explained.

Floating the idea of more Maine shellfish, everywhereJun 10, 2018Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: Domestically, demand for oysters will outpace supply through 2026, according to a study prepared by The Hale Group at the direction of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Aquaculture Program. The same study shows the U.S. market for live mussels growing from $68 million this year to $90 million by 2030 and that the domestic supply of scallops in the U.S.

Couple launches Portland food tours with an educational twistJun 8, 2018Press Clip

MaineBiz: The next step was doing the research for the educational content, which they did in partnership with over a dozen nonprofit and research organizations, including the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Maine Farmland Trust, and by visiting farms across the state.

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