To support the making of Harvest Strategi for Tuna, AP2HI attended the meeting held at RR Kinanti, Salak Hotel Heritage on 9th September 2015.
The event was opened by Saut Tampubolon, the head of sub-directorate Indonesian’s ZEE, Directorate of Fish Resources, Ministry of Marine Affairs And Fisheries. He said the meeting was held to elaborate all the documents from various parties in order to get a decent and comprehensive data. The data collection started from vessel collection.
He also said that FMA (Fisheries Management Area) 713, 714 and 715 would become the prioritized sites since those sites were not parts of areas under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), on condition that Indonesia must also be responsible for managing tuna fisheries in territorial water.
Saut also explained that Indonesia still has not been imposed on collective action policy, the action of which the entry as IUU countries and fines.
“Collective action policy is the action taken against the rule-breaking member and cooperating non member (CPC) by enforcing a 50-percent quota reduction if the catch exceeds what is already specified” said Saut. Other issues according to Saut, so far there were 151 vessels below 30GT which had been registered in Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), with the approximately catch amounting to 131 ton.
Data analysis related to the developing of Harvest Strategy for the yellow fin tuna and skipjack fisheries in FMA 713, 714 and 715 will be done by P4KSI.