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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Senior Fisheries Consultant
Ms. Bostrom joined MRAG Americas as Senior Fisheries Consultant and MSC Fisheries Program Manager in 2015. Prior to MRAG, she spent 5 years as Fisheries Assessment Manager at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in London. Among many things, she developed the MSC’s benthic habitats policy and the Consequence Spatial Analysis (a risk-based framework for assessing habitat impacts in data-deficient situations) as part of the MSC Standard revision. Prior to the MSC, she spent 11 years with the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board in Washington, DC. She earned an M.Sc. in Environmental Science at American University and a B.Sc. in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin. Ms. Bostrom serves on MRAG’s MSC fisheries assessment teams and reviews MSC assessment reports for technical quality and compliance, with particular experience in the Principle 2 components of the MSC Standard.