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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Clara Robison, M.S.
Program Manager SSIAD
Clara Robison joined MRAG Americas in 2022 as a Program Officer and is now Program Manager SSIAD for the Seafood Sustainability Initiatives and Auditing Division (SSIAD). She works on the ISSF portfolio and the Whole Foods shellfish audits, as well as on developing new work streams. Clara is originally from Jacksonville, FL and currently resides in North Carolina, where she was previously working as an Environmental Health Specialist for the NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Marine Fisheries. Her hobbies include hiking and volunteering in her local community. Clara holds her M.S. in Marine Science from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at William & Mary, and a B.S. in Coastal Biology, with a Minor in Psychology, from the University of North Florida.