MRAG's auditing process strengthens ISSF's overall improvement plan for global tuna fisheries
MRAG Americas To Audit ISSF’s ProActive Vessel Register
(UNITED STATES, 7/12/2012)
MRAG Americas Inc. will serve as independent auditor of ISSF’s ProActive Vessel Register (PVR), which is a newly launched database designed to help identify vessels adopting best-in-class, responsible tuna fishing practices.
MRAG Americas along with MRAG Ltd., and MRAG Asia Pacific are independent companies with a shared philosophy of providing the highest level of excellence in independent scientific and technical consulting services for projects in aquatic resources management.
“MRAG is recognized and trusted name in fisheries consulting and management, making them an excellent partner to ensure the accuaracy and transparency of the ProActive Vessel Register, “ said ISSF President Susan Jackson.
MRAG’s expertise has been used by governments, NGOs and the private sector for more than 25 years in over 60 ocuntires around the world.
"The independent auditing process strengthens this important element of our overall improvement plan for global tuna fisheries,” Jackson added.
The ProActive Vessel Register is an innovative and effective way for vessel owners to identify themselves as active participants in meaningful sustainability efforts.
The ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) provides validated information to tuna purchasers of the positive steps each vessel is taking in implementing a series of commitments designed to improve responsible practices in tuna fishing.
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global partnership among science, the tuna industry and WWF, the global conservation organization.
Its mission is to undertake science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing by-catch and promoting ecosystem health.
About MRAG Americas Inc.
MRAG Americas Inc. is a consulting firm dedicated to promoting sustainable utilization of natural resources through sound integrated management policies and practices.
As a leader in this field, MRAG has a long and highly productive history of designing and implementing integrated resource management systems in marine, estuarine, riverine and floodplain environments.
|ISSF's PVR provides validated information to tuna purchasers of the steps each vessel is taking in implementing a series of commitments designed to improve responsible practices in tuna fishing
Margaret E.L. Stacey
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