Technology innovations towards sustainability in Indonesia's tuna supply chains

Technology innovations towards sustainability in tuna supply chains Indonesia

This project will develop a traceability-based technology (TBT) platform that creates information exchange between Indonesian fishermen, processors and traders. Fishermen will be facilitated to link with fisheries and global markets, processors and traders will be assisted to meet requirements from importing regions. The aim is to better equip Tuna fisheries in supporting livelihoods, appetites and businesses and ultimately to improve the sustainability of tuna stocks and the livelihoods of fishing communities.

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Consortium

Project leader: Aditya  Surono (Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI))

Consortium partners: Megan Bailey (Wageningen University, Department of Social Sciences (WU-SS)), Budy Wiryawan (Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB)), Blane Olson (BHLN Technical Services, LLC (TS)), Robert Tjoanda (PT Harta Samudra  (HARSAM)), Momo Kochen (Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia),   

Output


Summary

Informational uncertainties in the western and central Pacific Ocean tuna fisheries threaten the sustainability of tuna stocks and the livelihoods of fishing communities. This is especially true in Indonesia, where a high reliance on tuna for domestic fish consumption coupled with large tuna exports and disparate and disaggregated management means that fishing pressure will likely continue to increase in order to meet domestic and export demand. The ability of these tuna fisheries to support livelihoods, appetites and businesses relies in part on the extent to which information is provided by and communicated to fishermen and processors in Indonesia. In response, this project will develop a traceability-based technology (TBT) platform that creates bidirectional information exchange between Indonesian fishermen, processors and traders, helping to link fishermen with fisheries information and global markets, and helping processors and traders to meet informational requirements originating from importing regions.

Details

Project number

W 08.270.311

Main applicant

Mr. A. Surono

Affiliated with

Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), Ruko Istana Regency

Team members

Dr. M. Bailey, M. Doddema, M. Kochen, R. Kusumawati, S. Mangunsong, N.B. Niet Bekend en Niet Gebruiken

Duration

11/05/2015 to 23/02/2017

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