Charlina Vitcheva, the new Director General of the DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, was welcomed yesterday by the representatives of the European fishing sector, Europêche and EAPO. The meeting allowed the fishers' representatives to present and discuss the key topics with Ms Vitcheva.
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.
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
Evidence shows that management is the best tool for conservation
This week, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled its famous biannual report on the state of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020 (SOFIA) that monitors global trends on fish production and consumption with a focus on sustainability. The report brings about good news evidencing an increase of global capture fisheries production and an increase of seafood consumption, while confirming that the vast majority of landings come from biologically sustainable stocks.