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Indonesia Fisheries & Aquaculture Trade Show & Forum 2017

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

    On November 14th and 15th, our founder and principal Jerry Knecht attended the Indonesia Fisheries & Aquaculture Trade Show & Forum held in Jakarta. The Forum was hosted by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) with the intention of bringing together industry, stakeholders, and NGOs to learn more about the challenges and successes inherent to the [...]

Recognizing Human Rights this National Seafood Month

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

  October is National Seafood Month, and while we’ve taken some time to enjoy all the delicious offerings our oceans provide, it’s also important to think about the fishermen and women, some thousands of miles away, who are an essential part of our seafood system. At North Atlantic Inc., we recognize that without the efforts of [...]

North Atlantic, Inc. Joins Ocean Disclosure Project

By | October 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

NAI becomes first U.S. supplier to join global platform for seafood industry transparency   Portland, Maine (10/25/17) — Seafood supplier North Atlantic, Inc. (NAI) has officially joined the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP), a platform created by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to increase transparency in the seafood industry by encouraging companies to publicize their seafood sourcing information. [...]

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. [...]