Indonesia South Kalimantan shrimp - trammel net

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Fishing of shrimp and prawns is mostly conducted with two methods - through passive gear like gillnets and trammel nets, and active gears such as lampara. Since the establishment of PERMEN KP (Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Regulation) No. 2/2015 mandating a trawl and seine net ban in WWP-RI (Indonesia Fisheries Management Area), fishermen have tended to use gillnets and trammel nets to capture shrimp. However, lampara and danish seine are still employed to harvest shrimp. The catch target for trammel net and trawl are also different. Trammel net targets Banana prawn and Tiger prawn while lampara nets target rainbow prawn and other smaller prawns.

The company PT Sekar Laut TBK is working towards achieving one of it’s guiding principles of  “Assisting Indonesia to process natural resources that abound with the aim of providing healthy nutritious food and quality”, by improving their suppliers' fishing practices. The company, which focuses on the manufacturing of shrimp crackers, registered shrimp as a commodity for which it would like to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. This effort demonstrates that PT Sekar Laut TBK wishes to process natural resources in Indonesia by implementing a sustainable and responsible shrimp harvesting practices.

The fishermen in Kotabaru who harvest shrimp for shrimp cracker products (krupuk) do not focus on one target. At least two kinds of shrimp are targetted by fishermen - white prawn (Penaeus indicus) and banana prawn (Penaeus merguiensis) caught using trammel net on a vessel often operated by two people.

MSC-certification requires a fishery to address 3 principles: sustainable fish stock, minimizing environmental impacts and effective management. The assessment for the shrimp fishery in Kotabaru indicates there is work to be done to address the lack of data for shrimp stock status and to improve regulations for fisheries management.

FIP Description 

Fishing of shrimp and prawns is mostly conducted with two methods - through passive gear like gillnets and trammel nets, and active gears such as lampara.

FIP Objective(s) 
  • Meet the MSC Standard and achieve MSC certification by 2020
  • Minimize the shrimp fishery's impact on the environment
  • Promote full compliance with fishery regulations 
  • Promote transparency of information on stock status and traceability 
  • Strengthen community-based management systems
FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
April 2017
April 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Common Name 
White Shrimp
Scientific Name 
Penaeus merguiensis
Additional Names 
Udang putih
Common Name 
Giant Tiger Prawn
Scientific Name 
Penaeus monodon
Additional Names 
Udang Windu
Gear Type 
Trammel Net
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Additional Attributes 
Indonesian FMA (Fisheries Management Area) 713, Kotabaru South Kalimantan
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
FIP Volume 
378 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
600 metric tons

FIP at a Glance

46% 29% 25%
April 01, 2017
82% 18%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
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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.

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C Some Recent Progress
Actions Complete
  • 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.
Dec 2018
Target End Date
Apr 2022
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Seafood Savers - WWF Indonesia
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Febrina Berlianti
Organization Name 
PT. Sekar Laut Tbk
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Welliam Cung
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