Indonesia Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna - pole & line

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Overview

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line Dan Handline Indonesia (AP2HI), are working together to drive this FIP, along with partners such as the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), and Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI). An assessment was conducted on AP2HI member supply-chains that identified at least 14 Units of Assessment (UoAs) for Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries to move towards MSC certification. 

A FIP Steering Committee focusing on pole & line and handline tuna fisheries was established in May 2016 via a decree issued by the Director of Fishery Resource Management, MMAF. The FIP Steering Committee meets regularly and provides a vehicle for cross-sector collaboration to achieve sustainability objectives. Both AP2HI and IPNLF have signed commitments (2018) with MMAF to move Indonesia's one-by-one tuna fisheries towards eco-certification and demonstrate fishery and industry best practices.  A pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries MSC pre-assessment was created and updated in 2018 by Hough Associates Ltd., and the FIP encompassing these UoA's are subject to regular and independent reviews. 

Indonesia has a long tradition of catching tuna using pole & line. Through the FIP, AP2HI, IPNLF, and MDPI are committed to promoting and supporting these fisheries, which are widely regarded as the most ecologically and socially responsible method to harvest tuna. Pole-and-line fisheries are typically ‘green-rated' by NGOs and form a core component of many major buyers’ sourcing commitments.

FIP Description 

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line Dan Handline Indonesia (AP2HI), are working together to drive this FIP, along with partners such as the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF),

FIP Objective(s) 

This fishery improvement effort seeks to achieve the following objectives by the end of 2023:

  1. Follow the work plan developed in order to transition Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries to MSC Full Assessment within the prescribed 5-years;
  2. Establish and promote industry best practices for Indonesian 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 one-by-one tuna fishery supply chains;
  5. Improve market demand and market access for Indonesia's one-by-one 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 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
November 2017
June 2023
Last Progress Report Reviewed 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Gear Type 
Pole
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Indonesia
Geographic Scope 
Fishery management area 573
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
IOTC
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
1,740 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
60,000 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2020
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FIP at a Glance

4% 21% 75%
November 01, 2017
4% 39% 57%
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

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.
Sep 2022
Target End Date
Jun 2023
Additional Impacts:
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
International Pole & Line Foundation
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Heri heri
Email 
Organization Name 
Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline Indonesia
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Ilham Alhaq
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.
8895