The Indonesian Western and Central Pacific yellowfin tuna handline FIP is a subset of the wider handline and pole and line FIP work, collaboratively implemented bt MDPI, SFP, 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 tuna handline FIP for the Indonesia Western and Central Pacific involves industry partners who have actively engaged with sustainability improvement activities over several years and implement various programs and improvements in their supply chains, either independently or in collaboration with organisations such as MDPI, SFP, 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 Western and Central Pacific yellowfin tuna handline FIP is a subset of the wider handline and pole and line FIP work, collaboratively implemented bt MDPI, SFP, IPNLF and AP2HI.
This fishery improvement effort seeks to achieve the following objectives by the end of 2020:
- Work plan and transition Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries to MSC Full Assessment within the perscribed 2-years;
- Establish and promote industry best practices for Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries;
- Support cross sectorial collaboration that advances the implementation of national and regional sustainable management measures. 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;
- Increase transparency of Indonesian one-by-one tuna fishery supply chains;
- Improve market demand and market access for Indonesia's one-by-one tuna fisheries;
- Demonstrate the benefits of well managed fisheries that support the livelihoods of coastal communities and sustainable businesses;
- Bring together leading Indonesian industry to work collaboratively towards sustainability and ensure market access;
- Create real change in the water by implementing various sustainability programs throughout the tuna supply chains;
- To achieve MSC certification for small-scale tuna fisheries.
FIP at a Glance