An active partner in regional fishery improvement projects
North Atlantic Inc. (NAI) and its Indonesian subsidiary, PT Bali Seafood International (BSI), are charter participants in three Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) in Southeast Asia that are listed on fisheryprogress.org . Currently, we source fish from the Indian Ocean Tuna and large pelagics longline FIP, Snapper-grouper and other demersal FIP in Aru, Arafura. All operate in conjunction with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and local trade associations like the Indonesian Tuna Longline Association and the Indonesian Tuna Association.
The FIPs’ objectives include:
- Ensure that the origins for 100% of catch products purchased are well-known and are all coming from legal fisheries and supply chains.
- Improve the harvest data recording through logbooks to support the development of the fisheries management plan.
- Support and advocate for an improved Labor Standard in the fishery sector
The resulting data is being used for stock assessment and developing effective policy and fishery management plans. For details of each project, click the appropriate links below.
- The Indian Ocean longline tuna FIP
- Snapper-grouper and other demersal FIP in Aru, Arafura and Timor Seas
- Seafood Savers tuna FIP led by the World Wildlife Fund
We support these FIPs because, given time, we’re confident their work will produce the necessary data and resulting management strategies to move the fisheries in question toward the long-term sustainability everyone seeks.