Projects

We advance our mission across all our commitments through a variety of projects designed to serve and support our stakeholders. Search and explore hundreds of projects to learn more about our on-the-ground impacts in the Gulf of Maine and beyond.

  • Tracing Seafood Back to the Gulf of Maine

    Tracing Seafood Back to the Gulf of Maine

    GMRI works directly with seafood suppliers in the middle of the supply chain, collecting third party traceability information and licensing suppliers to use the Gulf …

  • Verifying Responsible Harvest

    Verifying Responsible Harvest

    The Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested label highlights seafood that meets important criteria around responsible harvest. To verify a species, GMRI develops assessment reports with …

  • Electronic Monitoring (EM)

    Electronic Monitoring (EM)

    In an attempt to reduce the expense of at-sea monitoring, we are working with managers and fishermen to develop cost-effective alternatives. Electronic monitoring (EM) offers …

  • Sustainable Seafood Program

    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 …

  • Culinary Partners

    Culinary Partners

    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 …

  • Marine Resource Education Program

    Marine Resource Education Program

    MREP empowers fishermen with better understanding of how, when, and where to engage effectively in fishery management with workshops guided by local industry members several …

  • Snap-a-Striper

    Snap-a-Striper

    Striped bass catches have declined dramatically in recent years — with landings down by 90%, according to some estimates — leaving both scientists and fishermen …

  • Maine Aquaculture Workforce Development Strategy

    Maine Aquaculture Workforce Development Strategy

    In Maine’s aquaculture industry the workforce shortage has been an obstacle to growth for many businesses. This in-depth analysis aims to help determine the current …

  • LabVenture

    LabVenture

    Each year, GMRI hosts nearly 10,000 Maine middle schoolers in its LabVenture program — a hands-on, interactive, authentic investigation of current research on the Gulf …

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates

    Research Experience for Undergraduates

    At GMRI, one of nearly 700 NSF-funded REU sites across the country, we introduce students to an exciting diversity of marine and fisheries science opportunities. …

  • Findings from the Field

    Findings from the Field

    A unique opportunity for students to engage in critical elements of the scientific process: the writing, peer review, and publication of results.

  • Environmental DNA Validation

    Environmental DNA Validation

    To advance the reliable use of eDNA in the ocean, we are conducting a validation study using acoustic technologies for quantifying fish. We have extensive …