Panel Scientific Data in Pre-workshop of Harvest Strategy
Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Hand Line Indonesia (AP2HI) attented a workshop, at Hotel Salak Heritage Bogor, on October 06, 2015, to draft a Harvest Strategy.
The workshop, opened by Saut Tampubolon, the Deputy Director for Fisheries Resources in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and high seas, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), aimed to finalise a draft of the Harvest Control strategy in preparation for the next Harvest Control Rules meeting.
“The results of today’s workshop will be shared with Campbell Davies (CRISO), Dell Kolody (CRISO) and a team of researchers; we will continue to coordinate with both of them, then the final result will be presented at the Harvest Control Rules strategy meeting on 19-20th November 2015 in Bali” says Saut Tampubolon.
Dr. Wudiyanto, Head of the Research Centre for the Development of Fisheries, presented to the group about the importance of identifying tuna populations using DNA/genetic and otolith methods in order to create a well-informed Harvest Strategy. Although the preparations of the Harvest Strategy are well-managed; stakeholder support is needed to achieve the goal of having a sustainable tuna fishery.
There is a great emphasis on the importance of science-based fisheries management; therefore the Harvest Strategy drafting focused more on the management of efficient data collection. The Harvest Strategy framework document was produced with stakeholder input about what essential data is needed. Conclusions drawn from fisheries data collected on purse seine fishing gears in tuna fisheries industry needs to be well managed because since being in operation, the data showed that almost all fishing gear has decreased. However, this requires further study; in the future a team of researchers will analse and translate all of the data in order to deliver it to Harvest Strategy experts.