Strengthen international cooperation and understanding by utilising the bond between fishermen operating in the North Atlantic
Contribute to the sustainable development of national and international fishing industry
Give active fishermen a stronger voice in fisheries management
Strengthen knowledge of the marine ecosystem by bridging fisheries and research
The research project "Fishguider" together with NTNU, Sintef Ocean and the University of Bergen
Establishment of an academic panel
Establishment of an international Catch Group
Ripple effect analysis showing the effect of shipping and fishing locally, regional and along the coast
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
Havblikk Fisheries Conference
Topics and debates focussing on relevant issues for fisheries.
International conferences and meeting places
Exchange of experience with others and contribute to mutual understanding across countries and regions
Consultation meetings and dialogue meetings
Actively participate to strengthen the framework for the fishing industry
Interaction with academia
Contribute with experience-based knowledge to increase research and academia's competence in fisheries
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.
The Institute's management is located in Midsund. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.