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.

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • The Maine Aquaculturist

    The Maine Aquaculturist

    The Maine Aquaculturist, an aquaculture knowledge portal, is a comprehensive, accessible, and practical information portal that assists commercial aquaculture businesses in understanding and utilizing business-relevant …

  • Local Seafood Student Ambassadors

    Local Seafood Student Ambassadors

    In the 2021–22 school year, GMRI is partnering with students from five colleges and universities across New England to boost local seafood consumption in their …

  • 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 …

  • Split The Seafood Bill 2020

    Split The Seafood Bill 2020

    In support of our Culinary Partners (and ultimately our local coastal communities), we launched a campaign offering to split the cost of takeout or dine-in …

  • Split the Seafood Bill Week 2022

    Split the Seafood Bill Week 2022

    Did you know that restaurants and the foodservice industry are responsible for two-thirds of seafood sales in the US? The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact …

  • Regional Teacher Communities

    Regional Teacher Communities

    Across our education efforts we support educators with professional learning opportunities that help them engage students in authentic science learning experiences. Workshops introduce educators to …

  • 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 …