MRAG Americas staff are regularly working on a variety of projects with different clients. Below are a selection of our current projects. To learn more about these, or any of our other work, please contact us.
The ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) is an innovative and effective way for vessel owners to highlight meaningful sustainability efforts. The database verifies the positive steps vessels take in order to improve responsible practices in tuna fishing. MRAG Americas Inc. will serve as independent auditor of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s (ISSF) ProActive Vessel Register [...]
Client: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Project Overview: The Measuring the Effects of Catch Shares project provides objective, scientifically sound information to answer key questions about effects of two U.S. catch share programs on fishermen, fish stocks, fishing businesses, and fishing communities. The five-year project uses a collaborative approach involving the private sector, university scientists, and [...]
Client: NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources, subcontracted through OAK Management MRAG Americas provides highly qualified contract employees to the NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources in Silver Spring, MD. The mission and overall goal of the Office of Protected Resources (OPR) is to manage and conserve protected resources including marine mammals, sea turtles, and [...]
Client: NMFS, Southeast Fisheries Science Center MRAG has been contracted by the NMFS, Southeast Fisheries Science Center to perform the following tasks: Assemble and summarize materials describing existing fisheries and development of, current management, current data collection systems and deficiencies and preferred stock assessment methods. Detail as necessary by territory (US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico) [...]
Client: Environmental Defense Fund MRAG Americas will be providing research and analysis on specific aspects of catch shares design including monitoring, recreational fisheries and fishing and fisheries related employment to inform EDF, NOAA and key stakeholders. Best Practices for Catch Shares Monitoring In order to help NOAA further their Catch Share Policy, MRAG Americas and [...]