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.
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 at a Glance