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:
- Awareness campaigns on sustainable fisheries and marine conservation
- Data collection in cooperation with local suppliers and fishermen
- 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 fisheryprogress.org.
- 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
- 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.
- MSC pre-assessment – June 2010
- Overall Workplan- All Gears (WWF lead)- April 2012
- Handline Workplan (MDPI lead)- June 2016
Latest MSC scores and progress
Latest scores and progress can be found on the FIP’s profile on the fisheryprogress.org platform by clicking here.
News & Newsletter -MDPI
MDPI provides regular updates on their website available here and through their newsletter.