North Atlantic Producers Organization pursues fishing operations under the Polish flag in the North Atlantic area, in West Africa and South Pacific. It is the first organization of fishery producers in Poland, recognized by Polish authorities and the European Commission.
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.
Our Organization is a member of EAPO - The European Association of Fish Producers Organisations and Europêche – Association of National Organisations of Fishing Enterprises in the EU. We participate in the working group of the EU, NAFO, NEAFC, SPRFMO and other branch organisations including organisations preventing IUU fishing. NAPO represents Polish high-sea fisheries in the North Sea Advisory Council (NSAC), in the Pelagic Advisory Council (Pelagic AC) and in the Long Distance Fleet Advisory Council (LDAC).
NAPO regularly acts to promote the viable and sustainable fishing activities of its members. We also undertakes activities to assure stable employment of fishermen as well as to ensure safety, traceability and high quality of fishery products produced on our members’ vessels.
In addition is worth mentioning that a large part of fish caught by our members are sold on the African market. The total annual quantity of fishery products sold there corresponding to approximately 300 million protein-rich meals.
We also cooperate with the National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (MIR-PIB) in Gdynia through supporting scientific research projects in the North Atlantic, whose goals include: rational managing of fish resources, sea environmental protection and creating of the quality management systems.
COLD STORE „DEEP SEA FISHING PORT GDANSK”
Beside our constant involvement in the sustainable fishery activity, NAPO also undertakes actions aimed on establishing a distribution centre of fishery products dedicated for final consumers as well for processing industry. The above mentioned aim was direct reason of delivering in 2014 at the entrance to the inner port of Gdansk a cold store facility. The investment was co-financed under Measure 3.3, Priority Axis 3 of the Operational Programme "Sustainable Development of the Fisheries Sector and Coastal Fishing Areas 2007-2013”. Thanks to the wise approach and dedicated investments strategic development programme the importance of the cold store in CEE Europe supply chain of high quality fishery products is growing.
The above mentioned has been confirmed by several independent audits conducted under the requirements of following norms: ISO 9001, MSC/ASC CoC, IFS Log, BRC S&D, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and SMETA 4 pillar. Moreover thanks to advanced construction supported by dedicated Warehouse Management System (WMS), we ensure full traceability of the stored cargo.
More information on : coldstoregda.pl
All actions undertaken by our Organization are aimed for protection and sustainable development of whole fishery sector and are in line with implemented at the beginning of 2018 Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of NAPO.
Arctic Navigations sp. z o.o. was founded in 2005 in Gdańsk. The company specialises in supplying the international market with frozen fishery products processed directly on board of our vessels. The Arctic Navigations fleet fishes in the North Atlantic, mainly in the waters around the Spitzbergen archipelago and in the waters of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Norway.
Atlantex Sp. z o.o. was founded in 1997. In 1997-2008, Atlantex’s fishing vessels operated in the North Atlantic (NEAFC, NAFO, North Sea). Since 2008, Atlantex's ships have operated mostly in the fisheries of West Africa (Morocco, Mauritania) and the South Pacific within the framework of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) convention.
NAPO cooperates with many national, European and international organizations to help our operators to conduct rational and sustainable fishing operations, stable employment of fishermen as well as to ensure safety, traceability and high quality of fishery products produced on our members’ vessels.
The Advisory Councils (ACs) are stakeholder-led organisations that provide the Commission and EU countries with recommendations on fisheries management matters. This may include advice on conservation and socio-economic aspects of management, and on simplification of rules. Advisory Councils are consulted in the context of regionalisation. Advisory Councils should also contribute to data for fisheries management and conservation measures.
Europêche, the Association of National Organisations of Fishery Enterprises in the European Union, was founded in 1962 and is regarded as the most important EU-wide representative of the catching sector. Europêche is the European organisation of shipowners, fishermen and employers representing around 45,000 vessels, both artisanal and large scale, 80,000 fishermen and counting 16 member organisations from 10 European countries. Europêche aims to improve the competitiveness of EU fishing enterprises, the development of responsible and sustainable fishing activity and the promotion of training, health and safety at sea and fight against illegal fishing.
European Association of Fish Producers Organisations (EAPO)
The European Association of Fish Producers Organisations (EAPO) represents 40 POs from 10 EU Member States, with approximately 10,000 vessels, 3.5 million tonnes of landings and € 3 billion first sale value. EAPO was founded in 1980.
national marine fisheries research institute
The National Marine Fisheries Research Institute is the oldest research facility which conducts research into the sea and fisheries with a history that goes back to the interwar period.
EUROPEAN FISHERIES ALLIANCE (EUFA)
EUFA is a coalition of European fishing fleets representing the interests of fishing fleets in the remaining Member States of the European Union.
EUFA represent over 18,000 fishermen and 3,500 vessels. Members of the EUFA are organisations from 13 countries.
EU PROJECTS 2014 - 2020
IMPROVING SAFETY AND WORKING CONDITIONS IN FISHING PORTS, LANDING SITES, AUCTION HALLS AND SHELTERS
through the purchase of fixed assets by North Atlantic Producers Organization. Purchased equipment will improve safety and working conditions in port as well as improve the quality of fishery products caught in inland or seawaters.
EU PROJECTS 2007 - 2013
CONSTRUCTION OF COLD STORE „DEEP SEA FISHING PORT GDANSK” IN CUSTOMS FREE ZONE OF PORT OF GDANSK
This investment has been co-financed by the European Union from the European Fisheries Fund under the measure "investments in fishing ports, landing sites and shelters" - covered by priority axis 3 "Measures of common interest", Operational Programme "Sustainable Development of Fisheries Sector and Coastal Fishing Areas, 2007-2013".
RESTRUCTURING OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC PRODUCERS ORGANIZATION
This investment has been co-financed by the European Union from the European Fisheries Fund with the financial resources of the European Fisheries Fund investment in ensuring sustainable fisheries, under the measure 3.1, covered by priority axis 3.
Name of the operation:
”Restructuring of the North Atlantic Producers Organization”