Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Overview

The fishery being assessed is the Dongwon Industries Indian Ocean purse seine FAD fishery. The fishery targets bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) with free-school (unassociated) and FAD-associated purse seine sets. The fleet of two purse seine vessels are flagged to the Republic of Korea. The fleet operates mainly in EEZs of the Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar and the Indian Ocean (IO) high seas. The fishery is managed regionally by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC).

The following Units of Assessment (UoAs) were considered in this FIP:

  • Indian Ocean stocks of skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin, caught by purse seine in the Seychelles EEZ and managed by national management of the Seychelles and regionally by IOTC (three UoAs);
  • Indian Ocean stocks of skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin, caught by purse seine in the Mauritius EEZ and managed by national management of Mauritius and regionally by IOTC (three UoAs);
  • Indian Ocean stocks of skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin, caught by purse seine in the Madagascar EEZ and managed by national management of the Madagascar and regionally by IOTC (three UoAs);
  • Indian Ocean stocks of skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin, caught by purse seine in the Indian Ocean high seas and managed by national management of the Republic of Korea and regionally by IOTC (three UoAs).  

 

The fishery being assessed is the Dongwon Industries Indian Ocean purse seine FAD fishery. The fishery targets bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) with free-school (unassociated) and FAD-associated purse seine sets. The fleet of two purse seine vessels are flagged to the Republic of Korea. The fleet operates mainly in EEZs of the Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar and the Indian Ocean (IO) high seas. The fishery is managed regionally by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC).

FIP at a Glance

29% 46% 25%
March 01, 2021
29% 46% 25%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
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Aug 2021
Target End Date
Mar 2026

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability Ltd.
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Kat Collinson
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
15238

Overview

Recognising the need for sustainable fisheries (governance, economic and social development), the squid fishery enrolled onto the MSC Fish for Good Indonesia programme in 2019. The main purpose is to develop a Fisheries Management Plan for squid, working alongside IPB University (Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences) and the Indonesia Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Department (MMAF) for eventual roll-out to other squid fishing communities in Fisheries Management Area (FMA) 571.

The squid fishery is located in the Belawan area, Medan, in the North Sumatra province of Indonesia and is part of FMA 571.

Squid are caught traditionally by using handline with jigs on small registered vessels that fish 12-15 miles off the north-east coast of Medan (Unit of Certification). It is worth noting that no other gear type is used during fishing.

This FIP has now successfully entered the In-Transition to MSC (ITM) program with a commitment to achieving MSC certification and full assessment after completing the ITM period.

On the 20th of April 2021, the FIP was awared the MSC OSF funding for 2 years. Full details of the global press release and  award can be found on the following links:

https://www.msc.org/media-centre/press-releases/press-release/marine-stewardship-council-funds-ocean-projects-to-drive-progress-in-sustainable-fishing

https://www.msc.org/what-we-are-doing/our-collective-impact/ocean-stewardship-fund/impact-projects/minimising-fishing-impacts-on-indonesian-squid-stocks-2021

Recognising the need for sustainable fisheries (governance, economic and social development), the squid fishery enrolled onto the MSC Fish for Good Indonesia programme in 2019. The main purpose is to develop a Fisheries Management Plan for squid, working alongside IPB University (Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences) and the Indonesia Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Department (MMAF) for eventual roll-out to other squid fishing communities in Fisheries Management Area (FMA) 571.

FIP at a Glance

25% 14% 61%
February 01, 2021
25% 14% 61%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
Not yet available
Actions Complete
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Aug 2021
Target End Date
Jun 2026

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Rai Seafoods Limited
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Rosida Idriss
Phone 
+44 (0) 7876-134302
Organization Name 
IPB University (Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences)
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Dr. M. Mukhlis Kamal
Phone 
+62 (0) 251-8622932
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
15044

Overview

The Indian Ocean Albacore Tuna Longline FIP aims to improve fishing practices for longline vessels operating in the Indian Ocean that land albacore in Mauritius and supply Bumble Bee Foods. Bumble Bee sources albacore tuna from these vessels through the Taiwanese-founded company FCF Fishery Company, Ltd. (FCF), much of which is canned and exported to North American markets. While the fishery’s target stocks are healthy and management is well-document and well-implemented, the fishery lacks independent observers, electronic monitoring, qualitative information about bycatch, and explicit harvest control rules and harvest strategies which are fundamental tools used to limit the risk of overfishing.

The Indian Ocean Albacore Tuna Longline FIP aims to improve fishing practices for longline vessels operating in the Indian Ocean that land albacore in Mauritius and supply Bumble Bee Foods. Bumble Bee sources albacore tuna from these vessels through the Taiwanese-founded company FCF Fishery Company, Ltd. (FCF), much of which is canned and exported to North American markets.

FIP at a Glance

21% 25% 54%
November 01, 2019
21% 25% 54%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
C Some Recent Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
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Jul 2021
Target End Date
Nov 2024
Some FIPs include objectives that go beyond the 28 indicators. Clicking on the links below will provide additional detail on other impacts the FIP is working to achieve.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Ocean Outcomes
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Daniel Suddaby
Organization Name 
FCF Co. Ltd.
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Fong Lee
Organization Name 
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Leslie Hushka
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
12226

Overview

The FIP is targetting blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus) from the Palk Bay region of the Tamil Nadu coast in India.

The fishing gear is gill net (nandu valai). Each “nandu valai” is about 1000 m long with 40-50 joints and 80-100cm in height and weighs about 55 Kg. The netting is made of high-density nylon mono-filament with a stretched mesh of 90-110 mm. The head rope is nylon with a 1.5 cm in thickness and small floats are attached at intervals of about one and a half feet or marked by a flag and the footrope is with small sinkers. Each weighs about 20g and in one complete stretch of the net, a total of 350 numbers of sinkers are there weighing about 7kg in total weight (BSC FMP). The crew on each fishing boat deploying gillnets at sea, tie several nets (also called gillnet joints) end to end forming a long chain so that they cover a considerable area at sea (e.g. Devipattinam - 12 nets x 70 meters used in OBBSGN). 

The crafts involved in the fishery are classified as Outboard bottom set gillnets (OBBSGN), Nonmechanised bottom set gillnets (NMBSGN), Inboard bottom set gillnets (IBBSGN) and Outboard gillnets (OBGN) (Srinath et al., 2005). The crafts employed for gillnet operation include catamarans, plank-built boats, dugout canoes, and fiberglass coated plywood boats. Motorization of the gillnet crafts, by fitting inboard or outboard engines is also reported, and in recent years’ fiberglass boats with an overall length range of 6-10 m are more commonly used for deploying fishing gears. 

The Blue Swimming Crab (BSC) gillnet fishers in Palk Bay operate under an open-access regime that is based on a top-down management approach with several applicable laws at Federal, State & District levels. Gillnets locally called “Nandu valai” primarily target Portunus pelagicus which comprises more than 98% of the crab landings (CMFRI 2018) with the remaining 2% comprised of Portunus sanguinolentus and Charybdis natator species. BSC fishery in Palk Bay is managed by Tamil Nadu State Fisheries Department (DoF) which issues licenses for fishing boats and applies several management measures (3 days: 4 days Rule for mechanized boats, a token system for trawlers, etc.) to mitigate conflicts between various actors (fishing boats and trawlers). A good account of the management history, fishing practices, historical fishing levels, and other resource attributes in Palk Bay is provided in Stephen et al, (2013); Salagrama (2014); and CMFRI (2018) reports.  
 

The FIP is targetting blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus) from the Palk Bay region of the Tamil Nadu coast in India.

FIP at a Glance

29% 43% 29%
October 01, 2019
39% 32% 29%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
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May 2021
Target End Date
Apr 2025

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Crab Meat Processors Association
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Sanil Kumar S
Phone 
04652 248458; 9486488017
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
11863

Overview

The Indonesian Longline Tuna FIP is being launched in November 2019. In the beginning, the FIP consisted of 17 Indonesian fishing and tuna processing companies, and the Indonesian Tuna Longline Association (ATLI). The number of participants is now 26 companies, consists of 16 fishing companies and 10 tuna processing companies. The FIP intends to make national level change in policy and change in the water for the entire longline fishery. The FIP aims to improve fishing practices for Indonesian Longline fishers operating in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The FIP also aims to meet the increasing demand for tuna caught by Longlines that operate in a responsible and sustainable manner by complying with the management measures issued by the National Government, and the IOTC and WCPFC. The scope of the fishery includes Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares), Bigeye (Thunnus obesus), Albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the Indian Ocean, and Yellowfin and Bigeye in Western Central Pacific, within the Archipelagic Waters, ZEE and on the High Seas.

The Indonesian Longline Tuna FIP is being launched in November 2019. In the beginning, the FIP consisted of 17 Indonesian fishing and tuna processing companies, and the Indonesian Tuna Longline Association (ATLI). The number of participants is now 26 companies, consists of 16 fishing companies and 10 tuna processing companies. The FIP intends to make national level change in policy and change in the water for the entire longline fishery. The FIP aims to improve fishing practices for Indonesian Longline fishers operating in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

FIP at a Glance

21% 32% 46%
November 01, 2019
21% 32% 46%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Jun 2021
Target End Date
Dec 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Indonesia Tuna Longline Association (ATLI)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
I Nyoman Sudarta
Phone 
+62361727399
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
11771

Overview

The Indian Ocean Tuna Longline Fishery aims to meet the rising global demand for tuna in a sustainable manner by assuring catches do not exceed sustainable levels, promoting the ecosystem based approach to fisheries management and strengthening policy and governance systems in the region. The fishery being assessed is Indian Ocean Longline Tuna, targeting albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) in the Indian Ocean using Malaysian flagged vessels.

Indian Ocean Tuna Longline Fishery goals:

  • Sustainable Fish Stocks – To ensure tuna and other primary species catches across the Indian Ocean do not exceed sustainable levels
  • Minimising Environmental Impacts – To promote the ecosystem based approach to fisheries management
  • Effective Management – To strengthen governance systems in the IOTC and Indian Tuna Longline fishery.

The Indian Ocean Tuna Longline Fishery aims to meet the rising global demand for tuna in a sustainable manner by assuring catches do not exceed sustainable levels, promoting the ecosystem based approach to fisheries management and strengthening policy and governance systems in the region. The fishery being assessed is Indian Ocean Longline Tuna, targeting albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) in the Indian Ocean using Malaysian flagged vessels.

FIP at a Glance

36% 25% 39%
December 01, 2018
36% 25% 39%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Jun 2021
Target End Date
Dec 2023
Some FIPs include objectives that go beyond the 28 indicators. Clicking on the links below will provide additional detail on other impacts the FIP is working to achieve.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Tom Evans
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
9571

Overview

The Indonesian Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna handline FIP is a subset of the wider handline and pole and line FIP work, collaboratively implemented bt MDPI, IPNLF and AP2HI. The FIP has support from the Indonesian MMAF and is implemented in collaboration with provincial government and industry stakeholders.

A pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries MSC pre-assessment was created and updated in 2018 by Hough Associates Ltd., and the FIP encompassing these UoA's are subject to regular and independent reviews. 

The yellowfin tuna handline FIP In the Indonesian Indian Ocean involves industry partners who have actively engaged with sustainability improvement projects over several years and implement various programs and improvements in their supply chains, either independently or in collaboration with organisations such as MDPI, IPNLF and AP2HI. Major activities with which industry are involved include a robust port sampling program, participation in an industry association and in provincially based co-management initiatives. Additionally, many industry partners are also engaging in inprovements related to supply chain transparency and traceability to combat IUU issues. Increasing collaboration and involvement of the government, especially the processing, marketing and competitiveness directortate is ensuring continued progress of the FIP from both an industry and a regulator perspective.

The Indonesian Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna handline FIP is a subset of the wider handline and pole and line FIP work, collaboratively implemented bt MDPI, IPNLF and AP2HI. The FIP has support from the Indonesian MMAF and is implemented in collaboration with provincial government and industry stakeholders.

A pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries MSC pre-assessment was created and updated in 2018 by Hough Associates Ltd., and the FIP encompassing these UoA's are subject to regular and independent reviews. 

FIP at a Glance

4% 39% 57%
June 01, 2018
4% 39% 57%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Sep 2021
Target End Date
Jun 2023
Some FIPs include objectives that go beyond the 28 indicators. Clicking on the links below will provide additional detail on other impacts the FIP is working to achieve.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
MDPI
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Wildan
Phone 
+628123827067
Organization Name 
IPNLF
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Jeremy Crawford
Organization Name 
Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline Indonesia
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Ilham Alhaq
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
9012

Overview

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line Dan Handline Indonesia (AP2HI), are working together to drive this FIP, along with partners such as the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI). An assessment was conducted on AP2HI member supply-chains that identified at least 14 Units of Assessment (UoAs) for Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries to move towards MSC certification. 

A FIP Steering Committee focusing on pole & line and handline tuna fisheries was established in May 2016 via a decree issued by the Director of Fishery Resource Management, MMAF. The FIP Steering Committee meets regularly and provides a vehicle for cross-sector collaboration to achieve sustainability objectives. Both AP2HI and IPNLF have signed commitments (2018) with MMAF to move Indonesia's one-by-one tuna fisheries towards eco-certification and demonstrate fishery and industry best practices.  A pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries MSC pre-assessment was created and updated in 2018 by Hough Associates Ltd., and the FIP encompassing these UoA's are subject to regular and independent reviews. 

Indonesia has a long tradition of catching tuna using pole & line. Through the FIP, AP2HI, IPNLF, and MDPI are committed to promoting and supporting these fisheries, which are widely regarded as the most ecologically and socially responsible method to harvest tuna. Pole-and-line fisheries are typically ‘green-rated' by NGOs and form a core component of many major buyers’ sourcing commitments.

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line Dan Handline Indonesia (AP2HI), are working together to drive this FIP, along with partners such as the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI). An assessment was conducted on AP2HI member supply-chains that identified at least 14 Units of Assessment (UoAs) for Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries to move towards MSC certification. 

FIP at a Glance

4% 36% 61%
November 01, 2017
4% 39% 57%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Mar 2021
Target End Date
Jun 2023
Some FIPs include objectives that go beyond the 28 indicators. Clicking on the links below will provide additional detail on other impacts the FIP is working to achieve.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
International Pole & Line Foundation
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Jeremy Crawford
Organization Name 
Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline Indonesia
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Ilham Alhaq
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
8895

Overview

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line Dan Handline Indonesia (AP2HI), are working together to drive this FIP, along with partners such as the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI). An assessment was conducted on AP2HI member supply-chains that identified at least 14 Units of Assessment (UoAs) for Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries to move towards MSC certification. 

A FIP Steering Committee focussing on pole & line and handline tuna fisheries was established in May 2016 via a decree issued by the Director of Fishery Resource Management, MMAF. The FIP Steering Committee meets regularly and provides a vehicle for cross-sector collaboration to achieve sustainability objectives. Both AP2HI and IPNLF have signed commitments (2018) with MMAF to move Indonesia's one-by-one tuna fisheries towards eco-certification and demonstrate fishery and industry best practices.  A pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries MSC pre-assessment was created and updated in 2018 by Hough Associates Ltd., and the FIP encompassing these UoA's are subject to regular and independent reviews. 

Indonesia has a long tradition of catching tuna using pole & line. Through the FIP, AP2HI, IPNLF, and MDPI are committed to promoting and supporting these fisheries, which are widely regarded as the most ecologically and socially responsible method to harvest tuna. Pole-and-line fisheries are typically ‘green-rated' by NGOs and form a core component of many major buyers’ sourcing commitments.

On Jan 2021, 8 UoAs being certified, and the FIP itself still being carried on for the rest of UoAs and also for companies within those 8 UoAs that has not join the certification yet.

  1. North Sulawesi & North Maluku SKJ PL
  2. West Flores SKJ PL
  3. East Flores SKJ PL
  4. North Sulawesi & North Maluku YFT PL
  5. West Flores YFT PL
  6. East Flores YFT PL
  7. North Sulawesi & North Maluku YFT HL
  8. Banda Sea YFT HL

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line Dan Handline Indonesia (AP2HI), are working together to drive this FIP, along with partners such as the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI). An assessment was conducted on AP2HI member supply-chains that identified at least 14 Units of Assessment (UoAs) for Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries to move towards MSC certification. 

FIP at a Glance

24% 76%
November 01, 2017
28% 72%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Mar 2021
Target End Date
Jun 2023
Some FIPs include objectives that go beyond the 28 indicators. Clicking on the links below will provide additional detail on other impacts the FIP is working to achieve.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
International Pole & Line Foundation
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Jeremy Crawford
Organization Name 
Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline Indonesia
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Ilham Alhaq
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
8893

Overview

The German retail chain ALDI SOUTH Germany has been buying sea caught shrimp from SHORE/Ristic for the German retail market for years already. Both companies strive to increase the share of sustainable resources in their products and to minimise the negative ecological and social impacts of production. This also applies to responsible fishing. Therefore, together they support a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) in Southern India in close collaboration and work towards continuous improvement within the supply chain. The common aim is to guide the fishery in their development towards MSC certification. ALDI SOUTH secured funding and assigned SHORE/Ristic with the implementation of the FIP. As FIP coordinator, the consulting company bluesensus has been appointed. After the final selection of the Palk Bay Flower Shrimp fishery, bluesensus started to promote the idea of a FIP in India in 2017. In 2018, a pre-assessment against MSC criteria was conducted by Dr. Paul Medley and a first larger stakeholder event was organized in Tuticorin discussing the FIP with fishermen, processors and other involved stakeholders in May 2018. More details about the FIP are presented in the Scoping Document as well as in the Pre-Assessment Report.

 

 

The German retail chain ALDI SOUTH Germany has been buying sea caught shrimp from SHORE/Ristic for the German retail market for years already. Both companies strive to increase the share of sustainable resources in their products and to minimise the negative ecological and social impacts of production. This also applies to responsible fishing. Therefore, together they support a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) in Southern India in close collaboration and work towards continuous improvement within the supply chain.

FIP at a Glance

March 01, 2018
36% 39% 7% 18%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
C Some Recent Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Mar 2021
Target End Date
Nov 2020

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
bluesensus
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Udo Censkowsky
Phone 
+49-1735418941
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
8881

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