So who is this Michael Arbuckle?

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: About, Social Impact, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , |

How would you describe your role with NAI-BSI? I am a Director and stockholder of NAI-BSI.  That means ensuring, along with my fellow directors and staff, that NAI-BSI is profitable and sustainable to its stock holders, to its employees and to its supply partners.  While I am engaged in all aspects of NAI business, my particular [...]

Our place in Aavishkaar’s impact portfolio

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: Indonesia, Social Impact|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Aavishkaar's annual impact report, you can find a summary of progress made by their portfolio companies and the opportunities ahead. The 2015 Impact Report featured our Community Based Fishery Management project, their first investment from the Aavishkaar Frontier Fund and their first in Indonesia. We believe in Aavishkaar's mission because they're constantly negotiating their responsibilities as [...]

Construction update from Indonesia

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Community-based fishery management, Indonesia, Social Impact|Tags: , , , |

Construction progress tracker: 92% Processing facility structure update Bali Seafood is nearing completion on the factory in Sumbawa island. Internally, the facility is called MP-1. As in mini-plant 1. As has been discussed elsewhere, BSI has incubated an integrated model which ties together commercial sponsorship with community based fisheries management. The hub of this complex [...]

Sitting down with President and founder Jerry Knecht

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Social Impact, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , |

This week, we get some perspective from Jerry. Let's see what we can learn from his experience in the northeast, Indonesia and everywhere in-between. Once you exited the New England fisheries, which fisheries did you examine for your next phase of work and why did you choose Indonesia? Prior to completely exiting, we had been in [...]

CEO Bill Stride’s learnings in a changing business

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Customer, Products, Social Impact, Supply Chain, Sustainability|Tags: , , , |

What was your background before NAI-BSI? What types of seafood businesses? I started working on the plant floor at Turner Fisheries in Boston at age 14 producing reusable gel ice packs, and spent my high school and college Summers working there. I was a Union member and learned every aspect of fresh processing, shipping and receiving. [...]

Founder and Principal Jerry Knecht featured as a panelist at the Economist’s regional fisheries conference

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Social Impact, Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jerry presented the progress of our community-based fishery management model at the recent South-East Asia and Pacific Regional Fisheries Summit in Indonesia. The Economist convened a group of investors, government representatives, non-profit organizations and multi-lateral agencies to discuss how to drive investment in sustainable fisheries. The integrated fishery model quickly became a focal point in discussing [...]