INACTIVE Indonesia Indian Ocean tuna - longline

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Reason for Inactivity
  • Merged with another FIP


Note: This FIP went inactive on December 11, 2019.

The Indian Ocean longline tuna FIP was initiated by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, who conducted two informal Indonesia tuna roundtable meetings in April 2010 and September 2011. Both meetings were attended by the Indonesian longline fishing industries, the Indonesian Tuna Longline Association, the Indonesian Tuna Association and staff from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.

Until 2015, there were 28 longline vessels participating in this FIP. And currently, there are only 10 vessels in this FIP, as a result the moratorium on operations by foreign manufactured fishing vessels. 

In September 2019, this FIP has merged to the Indonesia Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific Ocean tuna Longline.

FIP Description 

Note: This FIP went inactive on December 11, 2019.

FIP Objective(s) 
  1. To implement traceability programs to increase transparancy and to ensure that the origins and status of tuna, swordfish, mahi, opah and oilfish (escolar) products purchased are well-known and all coming from legal fisheries by 2020.
  2. To improve the availability of accurate data on catches, retained and bycatch by 2022.
  3. To continue with the observer onboard by hosting 4 observers by 2019
FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
June 2012
June 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus obesus
Gear Type 
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
High Seas Name 
Indian Ocean
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
5,624 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
29,884 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2015

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
PT. Intimas Surya
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Mr. Ivan Hans Jorgih (Amin)
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