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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Jennie M. Harrington
Director, Supply Chain Certifications
Ms. Harrington has been with MRAG Americas since 2003 and is Director of Supply Chain Certifications. She has performed hundreds of MSC chain of custody audits, oversees the training and operations of a large team of auditors, and manages the scheduling and review of dozens of audits each month. In addition, she performs confidential second party audits for several consumer-facing organizations that have created internal buying standards, to ensure the robustness and sustainability of their supply chain. She has participated in many fishery and supply chain projects involving the Marine Stewardship Council’s principles and criteria, scientific research, compilation of data from fisheries around the United States, fishery information management systems, independent program reviews and workshop organization, facilitation and documentation. Prior to joining MRAG Americas, Ms. Harrington received a B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT and an M.S. in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.