(4/10) Bogor. The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) through the Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources Agency (BRSDMKP) has held The 7th Pre-Technical Harvest Strategy Workshop for Tuna Fisheries in Indonesian Archipelagic Waters, on October 4-6, 2021 in Bogor. This event was held in preparation for the implementation of technical harvest strategy workshop and it is part of a series from tuna harvest strategy development meetings in the waters of the Indonesian archipelago, especially WPP 713, 714 and 715.
This event was attended by the Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI); Sustainable Fisheries Partnership / Yayasan LINI; Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN); Indonesian Pole and Line and Handline Fisheries Association (AP2HI); Yayasan IPNLF Indonesia (YII); Fisheries Research Center (PRP); Marine Fisheries Research Center (BRPL); and Directorate of Fish Resource Management (PSDI), Directorate General of Catch Fisheries (DJPT), MMAF.
On the first day, all the resource persons delivering updates from data collection, analysis of the data collected, progress of the achievements of the research team as well as priorities and determining future activity plans such as the need for special attention to other commercial fisheries.
In the next session participants identified the current conditions in which several regulations related to limitation on fishing efforts have been available, such as regulations related to fisheries management such as the prohibition of foreign vessels, Banda Sea closure, authority in granting ship permits above 12 miles that will support the implementation of the Harvest Strategy.
On the second day, stakeholders involved in data collection delivered updates of data collection activities conducted in their respective work areas including teams from PSDI delivering updates on current data collection conditions and efforts that have been made to connect (interoperability) various data collection methods such as from e-logbook, e-observer, and landing at the Port into one platform for monitoring and verification purposes.
AP2HI and YII itself conveyed the expansion of working areas for data collection in Sumatra which received appreciation from BRPL as a real role in the private sector to support tuna fishery management. AP2HI and YII also convey the targets, achievements, and analysis of each type of data collection conducted such as from unloading, observer, port sampling, TLC and VTD.