Indonesia Western and Central Pacific 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 focussing 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
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, March 30, 2020
Species 
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus albacares
Additional Names 
Madidihang
Gear Type 
Pole
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Indonesia
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
WCPFC
Volume
FIP Volume 
28,000 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
60,000 metric tons
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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
A Advanced 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.
Mar 2020
Target End Date
Jun 2023
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
International Pole & Line Foundation
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Martin Purves
Organization Name 
Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline Indonesia
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Abdul Muis Sulaiman
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