the challenges facing local and sustainable seafood

Merryspring webinar: Sustainable Seafood Solutions

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Adam Baukus of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute will lead a talk on sustainable seafood solutions in an online webinar, Tuesday, April 27, at 12 p.m., hosted by Merryspring Nature Center.

Seafood sustainability is a complex topic that has considerations in ecology, economics, and social science. The world of seafood is often outside of everyday view and common knowledge, but the story behind how that salmon makes it to the plate, or how local restaurants get their mussels, have regional and global implications. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) seafood team focuses on promoting local and sustainable seafood sources through work with businesses in the seafood supply chain including restaurants, grocery stores, institutions, seafood dealers, and fish processors.

In this talk, Adam Baukus will give some background about the seafood industry, outline some of the challenges facing local and sustainable seafood, and highlight some of the work GMRI is doing to address those challenges.

Baukus is the Sustainable Seafood Project Manager at GMRI. He has a background in marine ecology, and has worked at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute for almost 15 years. Baukus has studied a variety of ocean animals, and has worked with commercial fishermen to design fishing gear in order to fish more selectively and reduce bycatch. His work now focuses on collaborating with businesses that buy and sell seafood to help them source and support sustainable seafood options.

This program is part of Merryspring’s Online Spring Talk series.

All Online Talks will be held as Zoom webinars. Access to a computer or smart device is required. All guests must request a meeting link by emailing to attend.

Those who have not received their requested email by 11 a.m. on the morning of the program should email

Online Talks are open to everybody, free of charge.


Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact or call 207-236-2239.

Event Date: 

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Zoom webinar