On the occasion of the World Fisheries Day, the FAO and the Holy See joined forces once again to host a successful event focusing international attention on the fair treatment and well-being of fishers around the globe. Europêche, on behalf of the EU fishing industry, participated together with international organizations, government representatives, trade unions and relevant stakeholders in this year’s event titled ‘Labour rights are human rights: working together to ensure the rights of fishers – fighting trafficking and forced labour in the fishing sector’. United Nations specialized agencies in fisheries and their Member states were urged to work together to promote the ratification, implementation and enforcement of internationally agreed social standards to support the livelihoods of 38 million fishers in the planet.
North Atlantic Producers Organization (NAPO) was created in 2003 by Polish companies conducting fishing operations in North Atlantic – NAFO and NEAFC areas, in the Fishery Protection Zone around Svalbard, also in the West Africa - Morocco and Mauritania waters and in the South Pacific – SPRFMO area.
NAPO is a first fishery producer organisation in Poland, recognized by Polish authorities and the European Commission. For years we have been cooperating with many national, European and international organizations to help our operators to achieve Common Fishery Policies goals as well as to conduct rational and sustainable fishing operations.
NAPO PURSUES INTER ALIA THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
PROMOTING THE VIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING ACTIVITIES OF ITS MEMBERS
CONTRIBUTING TO THE TRACEABILITY OF FISHERY PRODUCTS AND ACCESS TO CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS
CONTRIBUTING TO FOOD SUPPLY AND PROMOTING HIGH FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY STANDARDS, WHILST CONTRIBUTING TO EMPLOYMENT IN COASTAL AREAS
REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FISHING
INAUGURATION OF PISCES CONTEST
North Atlantic Producers Organization Ltd. in cooperation with the Faculty of Management at the University of Gdańsk and the University of Akureyri School of Business and Science in Iceland undertook the organization of a scholarship contest, which aim is to support Polish students willing to study at the University of Akureyri under the Erasmus Scholarship Program. The event inaugurating the PISCES competition took place on November 7, 2018 at the Faculty of Management at the University of Gdańsk.