Indonesia Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific Ocean tuna and large pelagics - longline

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Overview

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) and Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Indian Ocean, and Yellowfin and Bigeye in Western Central Pacific, within the Archipelagic Waters, ZEE and on the High Seas.

FIP Description 

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).

FIP Objective(s) 

The FIP's Objectives are:

  1. Improve the availability of accurate data on catches, retained and especially bycatch by strengthening information systems  and training by 2024.
  2. Increase observer onboard coverage >20 % by 2024.
  3. Ensure decision-making process happens in the relevant research, monitoring, evaluations and consultations by 2024.
  4. To achieve MSC certification by 2024.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
November 2019
December 2024
Last Progress Report Reviewed 
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus obesus
Common Name 
Albacore Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus alalunga
Common Name 
Swordfish
Scientific Name
Xiphias gladius
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Indonesia
Geographic Scope 
entire EEZ
Country Flag of Vessel 
Indonesia
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
IOTC
WCPFC
High Seas Name 
Indian Ocean
High Seas Name 
Pacific Ocean
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
8,734 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
22,891 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2020
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FIP at a Glance

7% 46% 46%
November 01, 2019
21% 32% 46%
Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

(B) Good Progress

A basic FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within 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 AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has reported a Stage 3 activity within the first 12 months.
(D) Some Past Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months BUT has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old AND a Stage 3 activity has been reported within six months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
(E) Negligible Progress
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old, with no Stage 3 activity reported in the last six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months with no Stage 3 activity reported within 12 months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.

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

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  • 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 2022
Target End Date
Dec 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Indonesia Tuna Longline Association (ATLI)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Nyoman Sudarta
Phone 
+62361727399
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
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