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
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus albacares
Additional Names 
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

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.

The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.

15% 4% 81%
Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
60% 40% 0% 0%
This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
100% 0% 0% 0%
FIP Progress Rating 
B - Good Progress
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 Foundation
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Momo Kochen
Organization Name 
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Martin Purves
Organization Name 
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Agus Budhiman