This register is the first, essential step toward understanding the Gulf of Maine as a whole ecosystem. This lays the foundation for the next step, which is to understand how these species interact with each other and their surroundings to make the ecosystem work.
The catch everywhere south of Cape Cod has encountered extreme difficulty.
Portland is a logical choice. Maine is a marine state and Portland is a port city. This effort can highlight the advantages of the city and the development of marine resources can benefit the entire state.