AP2HI, MMAF, and Australian National University (ANU) Support Social Economy Study in Indonesian Harvest Strategy Development

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The Indonesian National Government is currently engaged in an ongoing process to develop Harvest Control Rules (HCR) and a Harvest Strategy (HS) for Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna in Indonesia’s archipelagic waters. So far this has involved an extensive focus on HCR development, with biological and catch data being collected for the purposes of developing stock assessments, stock models, and appropriate target and limit reference points that can inform HCR based management interventions in these fisheries.

It is also acknowledged that social economic consideration is also an important aspect of ensuring that HCRs operate effectively and sustainable over the longer term, however a focus on these aspects within the current planning still be developed. Therefore, AP2HI, ANU, and MMAF collaborate together in this scoping study to identify priority issues for management of the fishery.

Dr. Nick McClean, an expert from ANU, presented an Introduction of Social/Economy management objective on Indonesia Harvest Strategy Workshop at Bogor, November 14th, 2016. In this workshop the team also distribute a survey to see the view of researcher and fishery managers regarding to this issue. Then this study continued by visiting Kendari, South East Sulawesi, on 21st – 26th November for a case study. In Kendari, the team met with stakeholders including local governments, statistics bureau, fishing and processing companies, one of AP2HI member (PT. Dharma Samudera) and also the fishermen to get more understanding about its social and economic data and condition. The result of the report could be downloaded here with an article in here.


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