About Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP)

AP2HI FIP aims to improve the sustainable fishing practice and impacts for long-term. FIP is developed and implemented by various parties, including the fishery industries, so that they can have a major role in sustainable fisheries. FIP program managed by AP2HI also aims to achieve MSC eco-label certification (Marine Stewardship Council).

FIP that could be implemented as AP2HI member companies is included but not limited to these activities:


Sustainability Code of Conduct

Every AP2HI member companies signed a statement that they have read, understand, and commits to sustainable fishing practice and follow the regulation accordingly as described in AP2HI Code of Conduct


Investment for Sustainability

Every AP2HI member companies financially committed to FIP activities by fulfilling their duty on annual membership contribution fee


Training of Trainer

A capacity building program towards FIP to one of the staff of AP2HI member companies that have responsibilities on FIP


Training to Fishermen

A capacity building program to pole&line and handline fishermen which subject including: sustainable fisheries, policy on capture fisheries, bait and fish handling, safety on board and data recording.


Training to Staff

Routine catch & production data submission to AP2HI which aim to ensure the volume of sustainable fish that would be certified and maintain the traceability towards supply chain


Data Collection

Routine catch & production data submission to AP2HI which aim to ensure the volume of sustainable fish that would be certified and maintain the traceability towards supply chain


Vessel Registration

A program of data collection and registration of fishing vessels owned by member companies of AP2HI and fishing vessels owned by individual fishermen supplying the catch for member companies of AP2HI. This program is intended to ensure that all fishing vessels owned by companies under AP2HI are all legal as well as to combat IUU fishing practices.


Vessel Tracking System (VTS)

VTS deployment program using subsampling method for vessels under 30 gross tonnages to verify and show that the fishing ground is comply within their license


Traceability Improvement

It is necessary to have a good traceability system to demonstrate transparency and also to meet the market demand now and in the future . Additionally, the other objective of this traceability system is the readiness of the companies to face the audit of MSC Chain-of-Custody.


Port Sampling

Continues data collection system on port to contribute towards achieving sustainability that can be monitored and improved


National Observer Program

A government observer program to support fisheries management based on robust data. AP2HI member companies support this government program by providing PL & HL vessels to be deployed by observer.


Independent Observer Program

Independent continues data collection system on board based on RFMO observer protocol for pole&line vessel to contribute towards data collection activities for pole&line fisheries in Indonesia and also as a tool to verify data submission by AP2HI member companies


Cultivation of Bait Alternative

A trial program testing milkfish for bait. The purpose of this program is to reduce the use of natural baitfish (wild-bait) switching to baitfish produced by the cultivation program in order to be more environmentally friendly and also to fulfill the need of pole&line vessels for bait sourcing

FIP activities that are implemented by support and collaboration from another parties such as government, researcher and NGO/INGO are including:


FIP Steering Committee

AP2HI encourage the establishment of an FIP Steering Committee for PL & HL fisheries in Indonesia in 2015. This is a collaborative forum that each of tuna stakeholders share their progress and contribution towards FIP. The committee members are ranged from government, industry, NGO and researcher.


Coordination Meetings with Government

AP2HI as industry representative engaged in official meetings discussing on development of harvest strategy for tuna, Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) management, bait management and other tuna related policy meetings.


Eligible Fisheries Identification

AP2HI collecting information data on PL&HL fisheries not only from central government but also from local government in each province/district


Develop Cloud-based Fishery Information System

To better support fishery management and meet eco-certification objectives, AP2HI established a cloud-based fishery information system. The system enables AP2HI’s harvest sector members to securely manage their operational data and generate reports to inform business operations, while also making selected catch and effort data for 100 percent of fishing trips available to AP2HI to support fishery management and eco-certification objectives.


Evaluating the Socio-economic Impact

A program that aim to establish a rigorous socio-economic monitoring and research program to evaluate project progress, inform an ecosystem approach to fisheries management, and establish the foundations for eventual social and labor certification of the fishery

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