Indonesian Handline Tuna FIP


Since 2010, the Indonesian handline Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) fishery is in a Fisheries Improvement Program (FIP) with the goal of reaching Marine Stewardship Council certification.

Fishing & Living has been supporting the FIP since 2010 through a number of activities implemented across several locations in Eastern Indonesia including:

  1. Awareness campaigns on sustainable fisheries and marine conservation
  2. Data collection in cooperation with local suppliers and fishermen
  3. Engagement with the national government fisheries authorities

Since 2014, Fishing & Living supports improvements in the Eastern Indonesian small-scale handline yellowfin tuna fishery by collaborating with NGOs,  industry and government. Our main NGO partner is MDPI, an non-profit organization leading sustainability improvements in small-scale fisheries in Indonesia. To learn more about MDPI, click here. A full profile of the FIP is available at

FIP Participants

  • MDPI– Indonesian NGO
  • AP2HI– Indonesian Handline and Pole -and- Line tuna industry association
  • IPNLF– International Pole-and-Line Foundation
  • WWF Indonesia
  • MMAF– The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

FIP activities

  • A robust port sampling program
  • Provincially based co-management initiatives
  • Harvest strategy development workshops

Additionally, industry partners are also engaging in improvements related to supply chain transparency and traceability.


Latest MSC scores and progress

Image result for fishery progress orgLatest scores and progress can be found on the FIP’s profile on the platform by clicking here.

News & Newsletter -MDPI

MDPI provides regular updates on their website available here and through their newsletter.