Strengthen international cooperation and understanding by utilising the bond between fishermen operating in the North Atlantic
Develop a sustainable industry in local communities along the coast
Give active fishermen a stronger voice in fisheries management
Establish requirements for research expeditions over the coming years through the further development of voluntary pelagic schemes
Development of groundfish based on multi-fish stock approach
Mackerel situation in the North Atlantic
Trend in herring stocks in the North Atlantic
Gain a better understanding of the capelin situation in the Barents Sea
Include ‘big data’ and the competences of fishermen in future modelling of the resource situation in the ocean
If we are to succeed in our common understanding of the opportunities and challenges we face, we must develop cooperation and understanding between those who have the ocean as both their workplace and their livelihood.
Through cooperation with those who establish the framework conditions both nationally and internationally, understanding and direction will be anchored through mutual trust. Active fishermen think in the same way regardless of national and regional borders, and a lack of cooperation has meant that their voice has been weak.
That is why NAIS is being developed through direct input from the wheelhouses and decks of active fishermen!
NAIS wants to cover all countries harvesting the North Atlantic region. This region covers a combined land and ocean area larger than Europe.
The size of the North Atlantic means that distances between countries are considerable. However, despite these great distances, the countries are linked together by common characteristics, shared challenges and historical and cultural bonds. This is clearly evident in the ties between fishermen across national borders.
A quest for a better understanding of the North Atlantic
Research versus experience
Challenging methodology to improve our perception of reality
Established methods versus technological opportunities
Providing inspiration for philosophy, theory and thinking
Individual versus multi-fish stock approach
NAIS’s resource groups are aimed at the shared challenges and opportunities that fishermen face today. These resource groups will be organised in the form of projects in such a way that they are concluded when they achieve their goals.
Making an impact and being heard
Building bridges, not barriers
Bringing together the collective knowledge of fishermen and pursuing a dialogue with ocean management authorities.
Stressing the importance of being a reputable player
Annual general meeting for members of NAIS.
Havblikk Fisheries Conference
Topics and debates focussing on relevant issues for fisheries.
Business visits and themed visits, etc.
Communication and experience exchanges through platforms suitable for social media.
Consultation and dialogue meetings
Social meetings in connection with trade fairs and events.
Have your say on sustainable development as part of a national and international fishing industry
Contribute your skills and experience alongside likeminded people
Work with others to achieve results together
Keep up-to-date and face up to the challenges associated with topical issues
Become part of an international think-tank
Help set the agenda for future opportunities and challenges in the North Atlantic
You become a member of NAIS by applying for membership at the institute. You are welcome as a NAIS member if you have a burning heart and commitment to sustainable fishing.