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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Dr. Robert J. Trumble
After more than 50 years in marine science and management, Dr. Bob Trumble, MRAG Americas’ Vice President, has decided it’s time to pass on responsibilities to his younger colleagues, and give his brain a well-earned rest. He will be retiring at the end of 2017. Bob has been with MRAG since 2000 and has been a major force in our growth and advancement. He leaves the company significantly larger and more diverse than it was when he started and that success has been in large part due to his great abilities as a scientist and mentor and his skilled leadership of many projects. His massive contribution to our MSC certification work and the MSC itself is a particular standout. Bob’s gain in fishing time is most definitely our loss, but fortunately for us we will not be losing him entirely. He has agreed to continue as MRAG’s Senior Consultant and work on a number of projects as the opportunities arise. We wish Bob and his wife Cindy all the very best for the years to come and look forward to working with him from time to time to time to time (for as much time as he can give us!).