Recognising the need for sustainable fisheries (governance, economic and social development), the squid fishery enrolled onto the MSC Fish for Good Indonesia programme in 2019. The main purpose is to develop a Fisheries Management Plan for squid, working alongside IPB University (Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences) and the Indonesia Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Department (MMAF) for eventual roll-out to other squid fishing communities in Fisheries Management Area (FMA) 571.
The squid fishery is located in the Belawan area, Medan, in the North Sumatra province of Indonesia and is part of FMA 571.
Squid are caught traditionally by using handline with jigs on small registered vessels that fish 12-15 miles off the north-east coast of Medan (Unit of Certification). It is worth noting that no other gear type is used during fishing.
This FIP has now successfully entered the In-Transition to MSC (ITM) program with a commitment to achieving MSC certification and full assessment after completing the ITM period.
On the 20th of April 2021, the FIP was awared the MSC OSF funding for 2 years. Full details of the global press release and award can be found on the following links:
Recognising the need for sustainable fisheries (governance, economic and social development), the squid fishery enrolled onto the MSC Fish for Good Indonesia programme in 2019.
To achieve MSC certification by 2026.
- Principle 1: Develop and implement an acceptable Harvest Strategy with Control Rules relevant for the squid species.
- Principle 2: Collect data and other information available on the effects of the ecosystem structure, habitats, vulnerability and the role of the stock in the food web (e.g., key prey or predator species).
- Principle 3: Develop a Fisheries Management Strategy and Management Plan for the squid species that includes long and short-term well-defined objectives that are measurable.
FIP at a Glance
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