The Indonesian Longline Tuna FIP is being launched in November 2019. In the beginning, the FIP consisted of 17 Indonesian fishing and tuna processing companies, and the Indonesian Tuna Longline Association (ATLI). The number of participants is now 33 companies as is in June 2021, with 18 fishing companies and 15 tuna processing companies. The FIP intends to make national level change in policy and change in the water for the entire longline fishery. The FIP aims to improve fishing practices for Indonesian Longline fishers operating in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The FIP also aims to meet the increasing demand for tuna caught by Longlines that operate in a responsible and sustainable manner by complying with the management measures issued by the National Government, and the IOTC and WCPFC. The scope of the fishery includes Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares), Bigeye (Thunnus obesus), Albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the Indian Ocean, and Yellowfin and Bigeye in Western Central Pacific, within the Archipelagic Waters, ZEE and on the High Seas.
The Indonesian Longline Tuna FIP is being launched in November 2019. In the beginning, the FIP consisted of 17 Indonesian fishing and tuna processing companies, and the Indonesian Tuna Longline Association (ATLI).
The FIP's Objectives are:
- Improve the availability of accurate data on catches, retained and especially bycatch by strengthening information systems and training by 2022.
- Increase observer onboard coverage >20 % by 2024.
- Ensure decision-making process happens in the relevant research, monitoring, evaluations and consultations by 2022.
- To achieve MSC certification by 2024.
FIP at a Glance
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