Today, an alliance of fishing organizations from 14 EU countries representing over 22 000 fishermen and 8 000 vessels, presented to Fisheries Commissioner Sinkevicius the importance and realities of bottom fishing activities across Europe. The meeting was requested by the industry due to the negative perception expressed by the Commission towards certain bottom gears and against the background of the Action Plan that the Commission is developing to further protect fisheries resources and marine ecosystems in the context of EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy. The industry showcased the sustainability and overall importance of these widespread fishing methods in all EU member states and demonstrated that these fisheries are well regulated, controlled, researched and widely certified.
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
Europêche and environmental NGOs join forces to demand modern, effective and simplified EU fisheries control rules
Europêche and environmental NGOs join forces to demand modern, effective and simplified EU fisheries control rules.
A robust EU control system is critical to ensure that seafood products sold in the EU are sustainably sourced, fully traceable and properly monitored by Member States.