Making traditional fishing methods sustainable

International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) and the Kendari Handline Yellowfin fishery

Awarded: £50,000

This project aims to make Indonesian yellowfin tuna fisheries certifiably sustainable. 

The fisheries use handline methods, where individual fishers deploy a single line and hook from a stationary vessel. When a tuna bites, the fisher hauls it in by hand. Once landed in the vessel, the tuna is put on ice to maintain freshness. 

The project aims to promote industry best practice and support advances in national and regional sustainable management measures. 

The project is driven by: the IPNLF with the Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline Indonesia (AP2HI) and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Republic of Indonesia (MMAF)

The fishery is also part of the In-Transition to MSC Program and is supported by the MSC Fish for Good project, sponsored by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery.

These fisheries are tied to people’s livelihoods and way of life. It’s our responsibility to ensure that this sector is able to sustainably grow and remain viable now and in the future.

Jeremy Crawford International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF)
Indonesian handline fisher

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