Eastern Indonesia yellowfin tuna - handline

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The Eastern Indonesian small-scale yellowfin tuna handline FIP is a subset of the national tuna FIP which incorporates five gears and three species. The Indonesian tuna fisheries handline FIP commenced in April 2011 following two separate pre-assessments. The first focused on handline fishery and was undertaken in December 2009 (Poseidon, 2009) and the second was completed on all other Indonesian tuna fisheries in 2010 (Poseidon 2010). The second assessment included five gears (pole and line, handline, troll line, purse seine and longline) and three species (skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye). The FIP is reviewed annually by an independent consultant.

The FIP is implemented in close collaboration with international buyers and with partners WWF Indonesia, AP2HI, and the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), as well as with partners at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Indonesia (MMAF) and provincial governments.

The tuna handline FIP supported by MDPI involves industry partners who have actively engaged with MDPI over several years and implement various programs and improvements in their supply chains, either independently or in collaboration with MDPI field teams. 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 Eastern Indonesian small-scale yellowfin tuna handline FIP is a subset of the national tuna FIP which incorporates five gears and three species.

FIP Objective(s) 

This FIP is working to achieve the following objectives by the end of 2017:

1. Bring together leading Indonesian industry to work collaboratively towards sustainability and ensure market access

2. Create real change in the water by implementing various sustainability programs throughout the tuna supply chains 

3. Through collaboration, participation and learning to create well informed, well educated and highly active stakeholders to engage in Indonesia tuna supply chain. These stakeholder include industries, fishermen, government, NGOs and academia.

4. To achieve MSC certification for small-scale tuna fisheries

FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
September, 2013
December, 2017
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus albacares
Additional Names 
madidihang, tuna sirip kuning
Gear Type 
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Additional Attributes 
Eastern Indonesia waters
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
FIP Volume 
2,800 metric tons

FIP at a Glance

14% 4% 82%
September 01, 2013
14% 46% 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.
Sep 2018
Target End Date
Dec 2017
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
MDPI Foundation
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Deirdre Duggan
+62 81 3960 3079
Organization Name 
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Martin Purves
Organization Name 
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Agus Budhiman
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