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: Fisheries Certification
Erin Wilson joined MRAG Americas in 2015 and now works as a Senior Manager in our Certification Division. Erin has over 10 years of experience working with marine fisheries, and has collaborated on a multitude of projects that focus on conservation and sustainability in both a biological and social science aspect. She is currently serving on several different assessment teams as team leader and team member under the various certification schemes, including the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM). She also provides routine audit services for social compliance and fishery improvement projects (FIPs). Prior to joining MRAG Americas, Erin worked as a Natural Resource Specialist and Biological Technician for the Oregon Marine Reserves with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). She received a M.Sc. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University and a B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University, along with a Spanish minor.