Progress continues to be made in the fisheries improvement project (FIP) that is in place for the Indonesian pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries and their preparation for full assessment according to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard.
The fishery improvement effort is seeking to achieve the following objectives by the end of 2023:
- Transition Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries to MSC full assessment
- Establish and promote industry best-practices for Indonesian one-by-one tuna fisheries
- Support cross-sectorial collaboration that advances the implementation of national and regional sustainable management measures
- Increase transparency within Indonesian one-by-one tuna fishery supply chains
- Improve market demand and market access for Indonesia’s one-by-one tuna fisheries
- Demonstrate the benefits of well managed fisheries that support the livelihoods of coastal communities and sustainable businesses
In 2018, the key milestones reached include the fishery pre-assessment, the creation of fishery-specific workplans, the training and deployment of fisheries observers on pole-and-line vessels, the instalment and monitoring of observer cameras on handline tuna vessels, and vessel tracking via SpotTrace and Pelagic Data Systems.
Specific efforts and progress can now be monitored on fisheryprogress.org, divided and categorised by species and ocean areas: