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.

  • Maine Farmed Shellfish Market Analysis

    Maine Farmed Shellfish Market Analysis

    Our project produced a data-driven, quantitative market assessment that informs industry leaders and business owners about the potential scale and scope of markets for farmed …

  • Resilience, Adaptation, and Transformation in Lobster Fishing Communities

    Resilience, Adaptation, and Transformation in Lobster Fishing Communities

    Using the American lobster fishery as a case study, we will draw lessons from community experiences through a downturn in lobster populations in Southern New …

  • 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 …

  • Trawl to Table

    Trawl to Table

    Trawl to Table workshops bring together players from throughout the seafood supply chain to learn and share information. The workshops dig into the challenges and …

  • 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 …

  • Aquaculture Top Gun

    Aquaculture Top Gun

    Top Gun is a unique entrepreneurial training program that has helped accelerate the growth of over 200 startup companies since 2009. Our program is tailored …

  • Commercial Oyster Demonstration Farm Partnership

    Commercial Oyster Demonstration Farm Partnership

    Our project documents the growth of a small oyster farm as it scales to commercial level operations. By keeping track of the successes, challenges, financial …

  • 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 …

  • South Portland Pier Aquaculture and Fishing Needs Assessment

    South Portland Pier Aquaculture and Fishing Needs Assessment

    In 2017, GMRI’s Aquaculture Program partnered with the City of South Portland and GEI Consultants to develop a Master Plan or long-term vision for the …

  • Modeling Change

    Modeling Change

    Modeling Change is an interactive experience for public audiences based in the Cohen Center for Interactive Learning at GMRI which was developed to educate public …

  • Climate Decision Theater

    Climate Decision Theater

    For this project, we are developing an interactive learning environment and workshop experience for fishery stakeholders. These stakeholders will learn how to build and understand …

  • Casco Bay Aquatic Systems Survey (CBASS)

    Casco Bay Aquatic Systems Survey (CBASS)

    CBASS, a long-term monitoring effort led by GMRI, helps us gain a better understanding of the pace and direction of changes taking place in the …