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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Fisheries Certification Program Administrator
Karleen Wagner joined MRAG Americas in January 2024 as the Fisheries Certification Program Administrator in our Certification Division. She is responsible for preparing MSC and RFM fishery assessment documents and collaborating with project teams and certification staff to ensure the accurate and timely dissemination of necessary documents. With over five years of experience in the Food & Agriculture realm, Karleen has navigated the complex landscape of agriculture and seafood certifications. She is committed to promoting sustainable and responsible use of resources while advancing environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Karleen holds a B.S. in Natural Sciences and an MS in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Stream Ecosystems from the University of Puerto Rico. Her global perspective, gained from a semester abroad at California State University, Monterey Bay, and extensive volunteering in marine conservation efforts, adds invaluable experience to the team. In her off-work hours, she enjoys traveling, building her homestead, and advocating for organic food in Eastern Colorado.