Indonesia: A Hotspot of Fisheries Investment

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

                        Indonesia is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, and with almost 34,000 miles of coastline, its rich seas provide the basis for a huge fishing economy. As the second largest producer of seafood globally, Indonesia’s seafood export revenue exceeds $5 billion [...]

A Deeper Dive Into FIPs

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Readers may remember an older blog that gave an overview of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) where we mentioned the two FIP types: basic and comprehensive. In this post, we aim to dissect each type further, explaining their key differences, how each has led to success stories on the water, and how NAI/BSI are utilizing both in [...]

Where is the Leadership?

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

            As the world struggles generally to establish stability under “new normal” circumstances, it is not hard to see that leadership is critical to the process. In our own industry, we have been experiencing consolidation, the retirement of key organizational leaders, and negative press on some of the largest brands in [...]

MSC Certified New England Groundfish makes a resurgence – Now how do we rebuild the market for it?

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the late 1980’s the Groundfish ( Haddock , Cod , Pollock , Sole , Flounder ) resource off of the New England coast collapsed. A thriving industry was brought to its knees by overfishing, first by large foreign vessels fishing off of our coast, then later by an overly invested local industry which overbuilt and [...]

North Atlantic Heads to SeaWeb Seafood Summit

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

In early June, representatives from North Atlantic, Inc. will be attending the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, one of the world’s largest conferences on seafood sustainability. Hosted in Seattle, the event runs from June 5-7 and will convene hundreds of leaders and representatives from industry, international governments, academia, NGOs, and others in order to promote discussions among these [...]

Demonstrating Private Sector Leadership on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

It is a rare thing for people around the world to come together and unite toward a common vision for the future. However, an exciting initiative from the United Nations is aiming to do just that on a scale never before seen. In this blog, we explain how we’ve stepped up to do our part. _________ [...]

North Atlantic, Inc. and Subsidiary Bali Seafood International Commit to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

North Atlantic, Inc. and Subsidiary Bali Seafood International Commit to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Formal pledge to environmental and social responsibility under SDGs among first from seafood companies   Portland, Maine (May 15, 2017) – Today, North Atlantic, Inc. and its subsidiary Bali Seafood International announced their commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. [...]

Increasing Transparency for NAI/BSI’s Fishery Improvement Projects

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

North Atlantic and Bali Seafood are excited to share an important step towards further enhancing transparency around our two industry-led fishery improvement projects (FIPs): we have committed to adding both to! FisheryProgress was officially launched in 2016 and since then it has been a valuable source for detailed information on the progress being made by [...]

Construction Update on the Community Fishery Center

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are happy to announce that the Fishery Community Center under construction on Sumbawa is almost complete! As discussed previously, this mini plant (so-named MP-1) serves as the manifestation of our commercially sponsored and community-based fishery management model, which will meld together both raw material processing facilities and an integrated community resource center. After months of [...]

Catch Us on the FIP Side

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

This weekend marks the start of the 2017 Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston, Massachusetts. SENA is North America’s largest seafood exposition, with thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world traveling to attend the three-day conference to meet, network, and do business. The attendees represent the spectrum of the seafood supply chain - [...]