Indonesia Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline

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The Indonesian Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna handline FIP is a subset of the wider handline and pole and line FIP work, collaboratively implemented bt MDPI, 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 yellowfin tuna handline FIP In the Indonesian Indian Ocean involves industry partners who have actively engaged with sustainability improvement projects over several years and implement various programs and improvements in their supply chains, either independently or in collaboration with organisations such as MDPI, 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.

FIP Description 

The Indonesian Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna handline FIP is a subset of the wider handline and pole and line FIP work, collaboratively implemented bt MDPI, IPNLF and AP2HI.

FIP Objective(s) 

This fishery improvement effort seeks to achieve the following objectives by the end of 2023:

  1. Work plan and transition Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries to MSC Full Assessment within the perscribed 5-years;
  2. Establish and promote industry best practices for Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries;
  3. 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;
  4. Increase transparency of Indonesian one-by-one tuna fishery supply chains;
  5. Improve market demand and market access for Indonesia's one-by-one tuna fisheries;
  6. Demonstrate the benefits of well managed fisheries that support the livelihoods of coastal communities and sustainable businesses;
  7. Bring together leading Indonesian industry to work collaboratively towards sustainability and ensure market access;
  8. Create real change in the water by implementing various sustainability programs throughout the tuna supply chains;
  9. To achieve MSC certification for small-scale tuna fisheries.
FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
June 2018
June 2023
Next Progress Report Due 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Gear Type 
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Geographic Scope 
Indonesian Fisheries Management Areas 713 and 573
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
2,100 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
44,233 metric tons
Landings Date 
November 2018

FIP at a Glance

4% 39% 57%
June 01, 2018
4% 39% 57%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

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, 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.
Sep 2021
Target End Date
Jun 2023
Additional Impacts:

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Organization Name 
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Jeremy Crawford
Organization Name 
Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline Indonesia
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Ilham Alhaq
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.