Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline (IPNLF)

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Overview

The Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline (IPNLF) FIP, aims to meet sustainability criteria for MSC certification through a process of implementing a Fishery Improvement Project, and assist these fisheries to better meet international market requirements. An MSC pre-assessment was completed in 2018 (Hough Associates), a FIP action plan was developed for associated Units of Assessement (UoAs) in November 2019, and the FIP is subject to regular review.

Together, the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) with FIP partners PT. Deho Canning and PT. Citraraja Ampat Canning (CRA), are driving the FIP with fishery stakeholders. An assessment was conducted on PT. Deho Canning and PT. CRA supply-chains that identified at least 2 Units of Assessment (UoAs) in Sorong and Bitung, to implement a FIP and move towards MSC certification. A national FIP Steering Committee, led by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) via a decree issued by the Director of Fishery Resource Management (2016), which is a platform for all tuna FIPs in Indonesia to engage with government. The FIP Steering Committee meets regularly and provides a vehicle for cross-sector collaboration to achieve sustainability objectives. 

Indonesia has a long tradition of catching tuna using handlines. Through the FIP, PT Deho Canning, PT CRA and IPNLF are committed to promoting and supporting these fisheries, which are widely regarded as one of the most ecologically and socially responsible methods to harvest tuna. Handline tuna fisheries are typically ‘green-rated' by NGOs and form a core component of many major buyers’ sourcing commitments.

The FIP aims to increase knowledge about and application of international sustainability standards, to improve cross-sector collaboration, enhance fishery transparency and traceability, and advance the implementation of national and regional conservation management measures. Through this initiative, IPNLF, PT Deho Canning, PT Citraraja Ampat Canning, and its partners will demonstrate the benefits of a well-managed Indonesian fishery for food security, livelihoods, and sustainable businesses.

FIP Description 

The Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline (IPNLF) FIP, aims to meet sustainability criteria for MSC certification through a process of implementing a Fishery Improvement Project, and assist these fisheries to better

FIP Objective(s) 

This fishery improvement effort seeks to achieve the following objectives by the end of 2025:

  1. Implement a work plan to transition these fisheries to operate on par with an unconditional pass of the MSC standard within the prescribed 5-years;
  2. Establish and promote industry best practices for Indonesian handline and one-by-one tuna fisheries;
  3. Support cross-sectorial collaboration that advances the implementation of national and regional sustainable management measures;
  4. Increase transparency of Indonesian handline tuna fishery supply chains;
  5. Improve market demand and market access for Indonesia's handline tuna fisheries;
  6. Demonstrate the benefits of well-managed fisheries that support the livelihoods of coastal communities and sustainable businesses. 
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
December 2019
December 2025
Next Progress Report Due 
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Species 
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus albacares
Gear Type 
Handline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Indonesia
Geographic Scope 
West Papua, North Sulawesi, & North Maluku
Country Flag of Vessel 
Indonesia
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
WCPFC
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
1,500 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
30,000 metric tons
Landings Date 
November 2019
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FIP at a Glance

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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 FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
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Actions Complete
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  • 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.
Feb 2021
Target End Date
Dec 2025

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
International Pole & Line Foundation
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Jeremy Crawford
Organization Name 
PT. Citraraja Ampat Canning
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Mintojo Wibisono
Organization Name 
PT. Deho Canning
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Mintojo Wibisono
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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