Certified sustainable scienceawesome: farewell and thanks to Maylynn Nunn of the MSC

MSCtickWe’ll let our curator for this past week, Maylynn Nunn, summarise her story in her own words – taken from some of her first few tweets a week ago:
I work with the Marine Stewardship Council, also an ecolabel, but for sustainable seafood. Anyone seen the blue fish tick before? The MSC label means a fishery has been independently assessed by experts against science-based performance indicators. As you might expect, this is a complicated process! But the label means the product is from a well managed and sustainable fishery. Here’s a short film that explains how it works. It was my first time as a presenter! How do you think I did?

We think you did rather brilliantly, Maylynn. RealScientists followers now know a hell of a lot more about the MSC, how fisheries are assessed, how scientific marine research (not the Japanese cetacean kind, real actual scientific marine research) informs their work, and how consumers can make informed choices surrounding sustainable seafood.

sharkmeme

…And were also regaled by some of the highest-quality fish-related memes on the Magical Intergoogles.

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So farewell and thanks to Maylynn for another varied and fascinating week on the account. Don’t forget to keep following her on her own account @maylynnnunn. If you missed any of the action this week, catch up with our Storify archives of Maylynn’s stint as curator: Part 1 | Part 2

Next we welcome South African-domiciled Australian Dr Matt Hill, , whose twitter handle @InsectEcology (much like a MSC Blue Tick) does exactly what it says on the label – ecology, entomology and evolution. Matt’s a postdoctoral researcher working on ecophysiology and distribution modelling of terrestrial invertebrates.

theotherdrsmith

James is a recovering scientist and escaped postdoc who works in research management at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He's now retired from active @RealScientists duty, after serving from the project's beginnings in 2013 through to mid 2015. When not managing research, surviving #PlanetParenthood or pretending not to be an expat Australian in the Deep South of NZ, he tweets @theotherdrsmith.

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