Longline Tuna and Large Pelagics PT Permata Marindo Jaya

Species: Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), Albacore (Thunnus alalunga), Southern Bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii), Wahoo (Acanthocybium spp)
FIP Scope/Scale: Fishery level
Fishing gear: Longline,

Fishery Location: Indonesia EEZ, Indian Ocean
FIP formed: 2015
FIP Stage : 4 (FIP is delivering improvement in policies or practices)

FIP Participants

  • PT Permata Marindo Jaya
  • PT Charlie Wijaya Tuna
  • PT Tuna Permata Rezeki

The Indian Ocean longline tuna and large pelagics PT Tuna Permata Rezeki FIP was established in 2015, consists of 35 fishing vessels. PT Tuna Permata Rezeki is a member of Indonesian Tuna Association (ASTUIN).

FIP Aim and Objectives

Aim: The FIP aims to support and contribute to the development of the improvement and sustainability of the tuna fishery in Indonesia.

Objectives:

  1. To promote traceability to ensure that the origins and status of tuna products purchased are well-known and all coming from legal fisheries by engaging the supply chains that support improvement
  2. To improve the availability of accurate data on catches, retained and by catch
  3. To collaborate with other institutions working on tuna fisheries issues in the country, including working together to improve the management and policy towards sustainable fisheries.

Improvement Recommendations:

  • Improve traceability to ensure that the origins and status of tuna products purchased are well-known and all coming from legal fisheries
  • Improve the availability of accurate catch data and the use of logbook
  • Improve the management and policy to support sustainable management of the tuna fisheries.

Progress update

2015

January – June

An MOU with the Research Institute for Tuna Fisheries was signed in April to support the observer onboard program in longline vessels operating in the Indian Ocean.  The observers  collect scientific data for stock analysis and assist in training vessels crew to use logbook for catch data.

 

2013 and 2014 catch data were inputted into database

 

July – December

Observers onboard FIP vessels,  Jimmy Wijaya 12, and Jimmy Wijaya 17 to collect biological data for stock analysis and observe the fishing activities in Indian Ocean longline vessels.

All FIP vessels have updated fishing licenses, and continue improving the reporting of catch data.

 

2016

 

January – June

One National observer onboard the FIP vessel from January 14 to February 27, 2016

 

Observer report showed that from 35 settings, 19 species were caught, including 3 main target species, these are tuna species, yellowfin, bigeye, and albacore. The other 16 species include one turtle species, Lepidochelys olivacea, and the 11 species are ikan pedang (Xiphias gladius), marlin hitam (Macaira indica), marlin loreng (Tetrapturus audax), layaran (Istiophorus platypterus), tenggiri (Acanthocybium solandri), cucut selendang biru (Prionace glauca), cakalang (Katsuwonus pelamis), alu-alu (Sphyraena spp.), bawal lonjong (Taractes rubescens), bawal sabit (Taractichthys steindachneri) and ikan gindara coklat  (Lepidocybium sp).

 

P.T. Permata Marindo Jaya and PT Intan Seafood will be joining forces under the “Supporting the Future of Indonesian Fisheries” logo. These two companies working together cover a wide range of species in both the demeral and pelagic categories. This will allow FIP to organize traceable data on more species in preparation for eventual stock assessment. There are synergisms to be mined by combining the resources, catch data, and traceability expertise of these two companies. They will work toward incorporating traceability in their supply chains over the coming year.

 

Click here for a detailed FIP Workplan (PDF)
Click here to view MOU between PT Tuna Permata Rezeki and Reserach Institute for Tuna Fisheries (PDF)