The primary goal of the North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA) is to achieve a solution to the sustainability issues in the North East Atlantic pelagic fisheries complex – mackerel, Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting. Therefore, relationships with other organisations must not jeopardise NAPA’s independence and holistic approach.
NAPA shares many common goals with other organisations, and it may become appropriate for NAPA to cultivate and maintain relationships with these organisations. Such relationships must not pose conflicts of interest and must be consistent with the goals and objectives of NAPA’s FIPs.
Participation in a relationship does not in any way imply NAPA’s approval of an organisation’s general policies, nor does it imply that NAPA will exert any influence to advance the organisation’s interests outside the substance of the arrangement itself.
NAPA’s name and logo may not be used in a manner that would express or imply NAPA endorsement of the organisation or its policies.
NAPA can support joint policy statements and recommendations with other organisations for harmonisation purposes, given that these policy statements and recommendations are given appropriate review by the Steering Committee.
When appropriate and desirable, NAPA may solicit or accept financial or other support from not-for-profit organisations in order to develop and/or improve activities and programs that are consistent with NAPA’s aims. All arrangements for financial or other support must be reviewed by the Steering Committee.