Description: Established in June 2020, NAPA is a market-led approach working to improve North Atlantic pelagic fisheries management. It was formed in response to the continuing dispute over pelagic fishery quota allocations in the North East Atlantic. Over time, this dispute has resulted in annual catches well in excess of the advised level for three commercially important species: North East Atlantic mackerel, Atlanto-scandian (Norwegian Spring Spawning) herring, and North East Atlantic blue whiting.
NAPA aims to drive sustainability in these fisheries by securing an agreement on total allowable catches (TACs) in line with scientific advice, as well as long-term science-based fisheries management strategies. The group intends to tackle these issues through the establishment of a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for mackerel and herring, and a MarinTrust FIP for blue whiting. The FIPs both serve to drive political will while holding key actors and decision-makers to account.
End Date: October 2024
Last Update: October 2022
Location: NE Atlantic (FAO area 27). Subareas 1–9, 12, and 14 (Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters)
Region: North East Atlantic
Gear Type: Pelagic trawl & purse seine
Target species used as whole fish for marine ingredient production:
Blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou)
On occasion, other species may be used for marine ingredient production.
Name: Neil Auchterlonie
Organisation: North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44(0)7739 430030
Participants: (MOU documents)
IP Accepted Sites: 23 (Acceptance documents)
- Brim hf: Brim hf Akranes, Brim hf Vopnafjordur
- Eskja h.f
- Isfelag Vestmannaeyja hf.: Isfelag Vestmannaeyja hf - Parshofn, Isfelag Vestmannaeyja hf.
- Loðnuvinnslan hf.
- Sildarvinnslan hf.: Sildarvinnslan hf - Nesjaupstadur, Sildarvinnslan hf - Seydisfjordur
- Skinney-Thinganes hf.
- Vinnslustöðin hf
- Prima Protein AS
- TripleNine Vedde AS
Chain of Custody: No