Indonesia Nusa Tenggara Timur Day octopus - diver-caught, gleaning, hand gathered, handline, jig & spear

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Overview

The Day octopus (Octopus cyanea) fishery is an artisanal fishery in Nusa Tenggara Timur, in southeast Indonesia encompassing the islands of Flores, Sumba, and Timor and their associated waters in the Flores and Suva Sea.  Waters within scope of the FIP straddle FAO areas 71 and 57, with the boundary between the Western Central Pacific and Indian Ocean zones running through Flores Island.  The fishery is prosecuted entirely within the Indonesian EEZ and is not RFMO managed.

Fishers capture octopus in three main ways. 1. Shore-based fishing involves daily away-and-back trips from local village landing sites, using small vessels, or fishing from flotation devices.  2. Fishing also occurs further afield and further offshore, using larger mother vessels that bring with them 10-20 smaller canoes: these are used to collect octopus in different locations over a period of a few days at sea. Octopus are collected either from the surface by fishers remaining in their vessels, or by fishers working directly in the water. When fishers work from the surface, octopi are attracted away from structure by jig-like lures (pocong-pocong/kulepa), hooked, and pulled up.  Octopus may also be collected in the water from open bottoms or reef structure by spearing and hand-gathering.  3. Gleaning for octopus also occurs in the intertidal and shallow sub-tidal waters.

FIP participants are fishers/vessels selling legally sized product into supply chains selling to PT Agrita Best Seafood.   

The main objectives of the FIP are focused on data collection and establishing basic fishery-specific management structures under Principles 2 and 3 of the MSC Standard and will also contribute key information related to the target species for Principle 1. 

This regional, Basic FIP, while its own entity, is intending to collaborate with other regional, Basic FIPs to support a future national FIP process, TBD. 

FIP Description 

The Day octopus (Octopus cyanea) fishery is an artisanal fishery in Nusa Tenggara Timur, in southeast Indonesia encompassing the islands of Flores, Sumba, and Timor and their associated waters in the Flores and Suva Se

FIP Objective(s) 

The FIP achieves the equivalent of MSC Performance Indicator Scoring Guidepost 80 scores for all performance indicators being addressed by the workplan by March 2027. 

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
March 2022
March 2027
Species 
Common Name 
Day Octopus
Scientific Name
Octopus cyanea
Gear Type 
Diver-Caught
Gleaning
Hand Gathered
Handline
Hook & Line
Jig
Spear
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Indonesia
Geographic Scope 
Nusa Tenggara Timur
Country Flag of Vessel 
Indonesia
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
101 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
3,283 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2021
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FIP at a Glance

32% 68%
March 01, 2022
32% 68%
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

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Actions Complete

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Target End Date
Mar 2027
Additional Impacts:
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Meloy Fund
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Veronica Yow
Organization Name 
PT Agrita Best Seafood
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Ms. Anita Njoo
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.
17894