Indonesia Southeast Sulawesi yellowfin tuna and skipjack tuna - purse seine

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Indonesia's Purse Seine tuna fishery is one of the country's most economically important fisheries. In order to address supply chain demand for sustainably sourced tuna, PT Pahala Bahari Nusantara have decided to engage in a comprehensive Fisheries Improvement Program together with WWF-Indonesia's Seafood Savers. This FIP encompassess two species, yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), caught by purse seine vessels. The unit of assessment are vessels operating from the Southeast Sulawesi harbour of Kendari, and fishing in the FMAs 713, 714 and 715. There are about 90 active vessels in the fishery, and all are using anchored FADs.

As a multi stakeholder effort, this FIP is managed by Pahala Bahari Nusantara together with WWF Indonesia Seafood Savers, WWF Italy, and Tri Marine, with support from national and provincial governments, academia, Kendari vessel owners and captains, and other related stakeholders.

FIP Description 

Indonesia's Purse Seine tuna fishery is one of the country's most economically important fisheries.

FIP Objective(s) 
  • Promote transparent information on stock status, catch composition, and traceability by 2020
  • Improve data accuracy and reliability on target species, bycatch, and ETP species by 2022
  • Ensure full compliance with regional/national fishery regulations by 2022
  • Enhance management of the fishery to effectively meet MSC principles for sustainable fishing by 2023
FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
December 2018
December 2023
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Common Name 
Skipjack Tuna
Scientific Name
Katsuwonus pelamis
Gear Type 
Purse Seine
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Geographic Scope 
Indonesia Fisheries Management Area 713, 714 and 715
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
5,350 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
10,000 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2017

FIP at a Glance

14% 43% 43%
December 01, 2018
14% 39% 46%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

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.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including, 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.
Nov 2021
Target End Date
Dec 2023

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
FIP Coordinator
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Sven Blankenhorn
Organization Name 
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Alessandro Buzzi
+ 39 06 844 97 443
Organization Name 
PT Pahala Bahari Nusantara
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Fransiska Sonya Puspita
+62 813 6701 4973
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.