MRAG Americas is starting a new project with the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) the RFMO responsible for ensuring the long term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources in the north west Atlantic. This work will result in a fully documented description of all methodologies being used for estimating tow catches by vessel skippers, NAFO compliance Observers, Scientific Observers and NAFO At-Sea Inspectors, together with the development of common best practices. We are very excited to be working with NAFO on this important project. We’ll be collaborating on this with our sister companies MRAG Ltd and MRAG Asia Pacific.
MRAG Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce that a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-assessment of US West Coast Limited Entry Groundfish Trawl fishery has begun. The assessment, which includes the limited-entry and Makah tribal components, will evaluate the fishery for compliance with the MSC’s Standard for well managed and sustainable fisheries. The assessment will include 18 groundfish species, with a site visit taking place in Seattle from 9-11 May.
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Program Manager, Fisheries Monitoring Division
Ms. Kane manages MRAG Americas’ Observer Programs which includes the At-Sea Monitoring Program (ASM) and included the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program (NEFOP). She has a BS in Wildlife Biology from Unity College. Since starting her fisheries career as a North Pacific Groundfish Observer, she has served as a Port Biologist for the International Pacific Halibut Commission, an ASM and Dockside Monitoring Coordinator, and as NEFOP Area Lead Coordinator responsible for working with vessels and industry groups to set up observer trips. Ms. Kane provides day to day oversight of MRAG’s activities and deliverables.