Indonesian Pole & Line Tuna

Indonesian Pole & Line Tuna

International Pole and Line Foundation and Asosiasi Perikanan Pole and Line and Hand Line Indonesia

Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and associated archipelagic and territorial waters of Indonesia

The client of the FIP is is the newly formed Asosiasi Periknan Pole and Line and Handline Indonesia (AP2HI), formed by industry to act as a singular voice for the pole and line and handline tuna industry. AP2HI was inaugurated in May 2014 by the Director General Capture Fisheries, Ministry of Marine affairs and Fisheries (MMAF).

An MSC pre-assessment of Indonesia’s pole and line fishery began in 2012, leading to the FIP established through a stakeholder workshop in 2013. The FIP Action Plan development was facilitated by IPNLF, in collaboration with other NGOs and supported by AP2HI, with the overarching management issues falling to the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC). Success of the FIP also requires engagement with NGOs and government affiliate organisations.

The aim of this FIP is to improve the Indonesian pole and line fishery’s sustainability and to meet the criteria for MSC certification.

The latest update is available here.