Indonesia Banda Sea yellowfin tuna - handline

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Overview

Yellowfin tuna is an important artisanal fishery, supporting the livelihoods of coastal communities in the Banda Islands.However,there is no accurate catch data on of the handline yellowfin tunafisheries.  Banda Islands situated in the Banda Sea, and part of the Western Central Pacific Ocean. Administratively, Banda belongs to  Maluku Province. The Archipelago was famous once as the only world’s source of the nutmeg until the mid-19th century.

In the region, yellowfin tuna contributes to about 4% of total fish landing in Maluku Province, putting this fishery in number 6 of top fisheries commodities from Maluku Province, following other fish (21%), skipjack (10%), scad (7%), eastern little tuna (7%) and mackerel (5%).  The Banda Sea is one the main sources of coastal tuna fishery for export.

At the regional level, The estimates of the latest (2012) and current (2008-2011) spawning biomass of the yellowfin tuna in the Western Central Pacific Ocean are both above levels necessary to produce the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). This indicates that that the population is not in an overfished state. Fishing mortality levels have been increasing over time but are still below levels needed to produce the maximum sustainable yield. Therefore overfishing is not occurring. Although it should be noted that catches in recent years have been close to or exceeded MSY by up to 13%.  The biomass of yellowfin tuna has declined over time and fishing mortality rates for juveniles and adults have increased over time. Depletion estimates have also increased over time, reaching 60% of unexploited levels in 2012. While this is considered a moderate level of depletion, depletion in equatorial waters is considered to be higher – indicating that these regions may be fully exploited (Davies et al. 2014in Fishsource – http://www.fishsource.com/

FIP Description 

Yellowfin tuna is an important artisanal fishery, supporting the livelihoods of coastal communities in the Banda Islands.However,there is no accurate catch data on of the handline yellowfin tunafisheries.  Banda Islands situated in the Banda Sea,

FIP Objective(s) 

FIP Aim and Objectives

The overall objective of this FIP is by 2020 the FIP will achieve a level of performance consistent with an unconditional pass of the MSC standard

The FIP aims to support and contribute to the development of the improvement and sustainability of the small scale handline tuna fishery in Indonesia.The FIP involves over 300 fishers from Banda islands operating in the 50 to 60 nautical miles from their villages into Banda Sea. The FIP steps are to start with some improvement measures, which will likely be further developed as time progresses.

Objectives:

  1. To promote traceability to ensure that the origins and status of tuna products purchased are well-known and all coming from legal fisheries by engaging the supply chains that support improvement by 2020.
  2. To improve the availability of accurate data on catches, retained and by catch by 2020.
  3. To ensure the fishery has minimum impact towards ETP by 2020
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
December 2015
December 2020
Next Progress Report Due 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus albacares
Gear Type 
Handline
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Indonesia
Geographic Scope 
Banda Sea, Molllucas, Archipelagic water, Indonesia
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
334 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
22,615 metric tons
Volume Date 
December 2018
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FIP at a Glance

36% 64%
December 01, 2015
11% 18% 71%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
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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.
Dec 2019
Target End Date
Dec 2020
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
PT. Intimas Surya
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Ivan Jorgih
Phone 
+62811386289
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