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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Ms. Wilson joined MRAG Americas in 2015 as Seafood Sustainability Coordinator and is based in Seattle. Ms. Wilson serves on MRAG’s MSC fisheries assessment teams, performs stakeholder outreach and engagement, and participates in auditing services to the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). She received a M.Sc. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University and a B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University, along with a Spanish minor. Her primary research areas involve sustainability for coastal communities and the commercial fishing industry. Prior to working with MRAG Americas Inc., Erin worked as Natural Resource Specialist for Oregon Marine Reserves and has collaborated on many projects focusing on marine science and conservation in both biological and social science aspects.