INACTIVE Indonesia Jepara blue swimming crab - bottom gillnet

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Reason for Inactivity
  • Lack of stakeholder support


Note: This FIP went inactive on May 29, 2019.

The Jepara Regency Blue Swimming Crab FIP was initiated as a supply chain driven project with a crab processor, cook station operators, and a group of crab fishers with the goal of ensuring compliance with national regulation, sustainability of the fishery, and continual livelihoods for the crab fishers. The target stock is blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus) which is caught with lines of gillnets on the sea floor up to 40km from shore and the crab fishing fleet involved in this FIP comprises the fishers in the Jepara Regency, Central Java, Indonesia.

FIP Description 

Note: This FIP went inactive on May 29, 2019.

FIP Objective(s) 

• The Jepara Regency Blue Swimming Crab FIP in Central Java, Indonesia serves as a catalyst for further stakeholder participation with a goal of adding NGO and Government participants by the middle of 2017 and other industry stakeholders, including fishermen by the end of 2017.  

• Continue to grow laterally from the current vertically integrated Harbor Seafood supply chain. It is the collaboration of all fishery stakeholders that offers the best opportunity for a successful and expanded FIP, to this end, it is the goal to add two more r/c plants in Jepara town by 2018.

• Change gear type from gillnet to traps with escapes for undersize crabs by 2018 for fishermen in the Harbor Seafood/ KBT supply chain.

• Significantly decrease the amount of illegal crab caught in the fishery by 2018 and end all illegal crab landing by 2019. 

FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
October 2016
October 2020
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Common Name 
Blue Swimming Crab
Scientific Name
Portunus pelagicus
Gear Type 
Bottom Gillnet
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Geographic Scope 
Jepara, Central Java, Indonesia, Java Sea
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
60 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
300 metric tons

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Harbor Seafood, Inc.
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Timothy Hromatka
+62 81236724241
Organization Name 
Harbor Seafood, Inc.
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Chris Holmgren
+1 616 634 3474
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