Based on the waterfront in Portland, Maine, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute "catalyzes solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion." Their work includes projects that deal with lobster management in the Gulf, along with projects that encourage effective management of other natural resources in the region. Clicking on the "Science" tab on the homepage is a good way to get up to speed with some of their current projects and the basic work that informs their policy work and proposed solutions. Moving on, the "Community" area allows visitors to view past lectures at the Institute, and they can also read up on their Sustainable Seafood Initiative, which includes a partnership with Hannaford Supermarkets. Also, visitors won't want to miss their blog, and they can also sign up to receive updates from the Institute via Facebook and such.
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