- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government is giving a Maine science center more than $1 million to investigate the impacts of climate change on important commercial fish species such as cod and haddock.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute says it’s getting $1.1 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Portland-based center says researchers will also try to learn more about how fisheries management can be improved in the era of climate change.

GMRI says the study will focus on groundfish, which are species that live near the bottom of the ocean and have been the subject of commercial fishing in New England for hundreds of years.

Scientists with GMRI have played a key role in studying the warming waters of the Gulf of Maine.

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This story has been corrected to remove references to sole, which is not part of the study.

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