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 Manager: CoC Certification
Benjamin Hannah joined MRAG Americas as a Seafood Sourcing Auditor in 2019. He is now a Senior Manager in our Certification Division covering Chain of Custody certification. He plays a central role in the maintenance of MRAG Americas’ accreditation as a Conformance Assessment Body. Other activities include completing MSC, ASC, and RFM CoC audits. Benjamin graduated with a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in May of 2018. His studies were focused on Marine Science where he worked on bivalve mollusks and aquaculture. Benjamin originates from a commercial fishing family and has spent the majority of his life commercially fishing and practicing sustainability.