Indonesia North Sumatra squid - handline

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Overview

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:

https://www.msc.org/media-centre/press-releases/press-release/marine-stewardship-council-funds-ocean-projects-to-drive-progress-in-sustainable-fishing

https://www.msc.org/what-we-are-doing/our-collective-impact/ocean-stewardship-fund/impact-projects/minimising-fishing-impacts-on-indonesian-squid-stocks-2021

FIP Description 

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.

FIP Objective(s) 

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 Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
February 2021
June 2026
Last Progress Report Reviewed 
Friday, March 18, 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Mitre Squid
Scientific Name
Uroteuthis chinensis
Gear Type 
Handline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Indonesia
Geographic Scope 
Belawan area, North Sumatra
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
350 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
9,000 metric tons
Landings Date 
October 2020
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FIP at a Glance

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February 01, 2021
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Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

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(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.
Aug 2022
Target End Date
Jun 2026

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Rai Seafoods Limited
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Rosida Idriss
Phone 
+44 (0) 7876-134302
Organization Name 
IPB University (Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences)
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Dr. M. Mukhlis Kamal
Phone 
+62 (0) 251-8622932
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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