North Atlantic, Inc.

North Atlantic Inc. (NAI) of Portland, Maine is an importer and processor. Working in conjunction with Indonesia-based subsidiary Bali Seafood International (BSI), NAI’s “boots on the ground” approach creates accountability throughout the supply chain, delivering quality wild-caught seafood to the U.S. market. Recognizing that corporate social responsibility is just plain good business, NAI and BSI work tirelessly to provide products that their customers can feel good about buying and that respects and empowers the fisher communities from which their products are sourced.

Number of Fisheries Used
Number of Certified Fisheries
Number of Fisheries in a FIP
Number of Fisheries in a Basic FIP
Number of Fisheries in a Comprehensive FIP

Number of Fisheries Used

17

Number of Fisheries Well Managed

0

Number of Fisheries Managed

12

Number of fisheries in need of improvement

11

Profile not yet complete

1

Fishing Methods Used in Associated Fisheries
    • Long line
    • Handlines and pole-lines
Summary

Sourcing the majority of their fish from Indonesian fishery improvement projects, NAI and BSI offer customers the direct benefits of cultural insight and supply chain management from source to buyer. NAI and BSI have pioneered a commercially sponsored fishery management model that’s striving to change the global conversation about making sustainability and social responsibility work in the long-term, where success is measured through supply chain efficiency, positive social impact, and strengthened fisheries management. Through extensive educational measures and real-time incentives, the fisher communities that NAI and BSI work with are using more environmentally friendly catch methods, supporting the regeneration of vulnerable fish stocks, and ensuring the vitality of the area for years to come. NAI represents the first U.S.-based supplier to engage in the Ocean Disclosure Project and partners with nonprofit sustainable seafood consultancy FishWise on additional sustainability and transparency initiatives.

Associated Fisheries

Species and Location
Production Methods
Certification or Improvement Project
Stock Status and Management
Notes

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch of other tuna, billfishes and sharks is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Dot-dash grouper

Epinephelus poecilonotus

Aru Bay, Arafura Sea and Eastern of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This Indonesian multispecies fishery captures Snappers nei, Groupers nei and other reef fishes. There is as yet no consensus as to the stock structure of these species. This profile may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light.
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Duskytail grouper

Epinephelus bleekeri

Aru Bay, Arafura Sea and Eastern of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This Indonesian multispecies fishery captures Snappers nei, Groupers nei and other reef fishes. There is as yet no consensus as to the stock structure of these species. This profile may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light.
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Emperor fishes nei (multispecies)

Lethrinus spp.

Aru, Arafura and East Timor Seas

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • Emperor fishes are not separated in catch records so are considered here in a multi-species profile for the genus Lethrinus spp. This profile may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light. 

Species and Location

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Greasy grouper

Epinephelus tauvina

Aru Bay, Arafura Sea and Eastern of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This Indonesian multispecies fishery captures Snappers nei, Groupers nei and other reef fishes. There is as yet no consensus as to the stock structure of these species. This profile may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light.
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Longlines present a hazard to turtles, seabirds and sharks but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes sharks and billfish, but there are mitigation measures underway.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Western and Central Pacific

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to turtles and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Opah

Coryphaena hippurus

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Snappers nei

Lutjanus spp.

Aru Bay, Arafura Sea and Eastern of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Snappers nei

Lutjanus spp.

Southern Java to Western of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to PET species with this fishery. Longlines present a hazard to turtles, seabirds and sharks, but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes tuna, billfish and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to sea turtles and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes tuna, billfish and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Southeast Pacific

Fishery countries:
Ecuador

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risks to seabirds and sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes tuna, billfish and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals with this fishery. 
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a comprehensive FIP and has a progress rating of D.

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Wahoo

Acanthocybium solandri

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.