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In the seventeen years since the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment (GOMC) was created, it has generated a large and diverse body of publications. Among the array of publications produced directly by GOMC, or in collaboration with other organizations, are action plans, annual reports, technical reports, conference proceedings, conference background documents, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, fact sheets, brochures, maps, a video, and a comprehensive website. In addition, individuals associated with GOMC have prepared conference presentations and published journal articles. Many of the publications produced in print format since 1997 are also available on the GOMC website (www.gulfofmaine.org).The new KnowledgeBase interface at the website will soon allow a variety of searching options and direct linking to relevant documents. Even with the development of the website,publications in print format remain an important part of the history and ongoing work of GOMC. However, a comprehensive list of GOMC publications does not exist. This report describes the techniques used to determine the full extent and use of the Council’s publications. Furthermore, the report provides a series of recommendations for improving the publication and distribution processes of the Council.