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 initiated by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). Currently, we source fish from the Indian Ocean longline tuna FIP, Snapper-grouper and other demersal FIP in Aru, Arafura and Timor Seas, and the Seafood Savers tuna FIP led by the World Wildlife Fund. 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:
- Promoting traceability to ensure origin and status of the catch is well known and coming from legal fisheries
- Improving the availability of accurate data on the catch
- Reduce by-catch in the fishery
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.