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Commissioning Ceremony for our first Fishery Community Center

By | April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Santong Plant: Before & After February 22, 2018 marked the official Commissioning Ceremony for our first Fishery Community Center in Santong, Sumbawa, Indonesia, after two years of building and even more years of planning. More outbuildings are planned for the coming months to establish education and microfinance centers and support services, but the processing plant is [...]

NAI Honored at Walmart Sustainability Summit

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

On February 1, seafood suppliers and NGOs gathered at Walmart Inc.’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart was holding an inaugural seafood sustainably summit – an event to celebrate the great work Walmart has done in seafood sustainability, and prepare for the challenges ahead.   North Atlantic was invited to the summit to receive an award for [...]

North Atlantic and the Year Ahead

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

No matter how cliché it may seem, the opening of a new calendar year has a way of making everyone reflect and consider what’s to come. At North Atlantic and Bali Seafood, it’s no different; the achievements and struggles of the past year are behind us, and we are looking forward to what 2018 has in [...]

A Holiday Feast From North Atlantic, Inc.

By | December 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

For many Italian-Americans (or just avid seafood lovers in general), Christmas Eve is an especially wonderful time. It’s when the family gathers around the table to celebrate the holiday and indulge in a big way—with the Feast of the Seven Fishes. While there is disagreement on the exact origin and meaning of this tradition, it is [...]

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 [...]