The Indonesia Makassar Strait snapper and grouper FIP is an industry-led FIP, which was initiated based on the interest of five seafood processors in Makassar in 2015. Sustainable Fisheries Partnership provides technical assistance and has facilitated meetings during FIP development and implementation.
The target species of this FIP are Lutjanus malabaricus, Lutjanus sebae, and Epinephelus malabaricus. Fishing gears used are dropline and bottom long line.
This FIP is a small-scale fishery, in which the size of fishing boats ranges from 4 to 7 m long, and are powered by 5 to 24 HP/PK outboard engines. Fishers go out on a daily basis, and will also go on longer fishing trips, sometimes for 10 to 14 days.
The fishing ground covers the waters of Makassar Strait and Flores Sea (in Fishery Management Area –713) on the shallow reefs to the depth of over 100 m. The fishing operation for these fisheries falls under the Provincial Fisheries Office of South Sulawesi.
The Indonesia Makassar Strait snapper and grouper FIP is an industry-led FIP, which was initiated based on the interest of five seafood processors in Makassar in 2015.
The FIP aims to engage processors, their suppliers, and fishers groups to improve the small scale snapper-grouper fishery in the Makassar Strait. The FIP's objectives are:
- To improve the availability of accurate data on catches and production by 2020
- To support the compliance of fishing operations by having 75% of vessels registered with local authorities by 2020
- To support the development of a harvest strategy of the Fishery Management Area 713 by 2020