We create tools, information, and training that bolster the fishing industry and coastal economies.
This is a time of profound importance and change in the Gulf of Maine fisheries. The groundfish industry continues to adapt to a fundamental transformation in management structure. Populations of some key commercial species have dwindled, while new species from more southerly waters have begun to show up in greater number.
Business as usual will no longer suffice. New technology, business models, tools, and training are necessary to secure the long-term health of our coastal economy.
We work directly with fishermen, resource managers, and seafood business to nurture the cooperation, communication, and innovative solutions necessary to overcome these challenges. We conduct in-depth economic analysis of our local industry to increase its profitability and help it compete in the global marketplace.
As a neutral and independent organization, we have the freedom to innovate and infuse fresh solutions into a gridlocked system. We operate outside the formal management process and without specific industry or conservation agendas. As a result, we have become a trusted facilitator of constructive dialogue around contentious issues.