Local Processing Companies Partners
MDPI work and Fair Trade certifications will not work without the support of Coral Triangle Processor (certificate holder) partners in Indonesia. Harta Samudra and its sister factory in Buru, SLI are the early entry point to make the program is possible to be implemented. Later in 2015, a small just established company Mina Jaya Bahari partnering with CTP and start processing Fair Trade fish in their premises.
Working with Fair Trade means the factory bound themselves to comply with the Fair Trade standards. They have to follow the compliance criteria. Like it or not they start to participate in direct relationship with their supply chain, knowing their fishers directly- where the directors are sitting with fishers in General Assembly meetings and has Q&A sessions with the fishers on their buying policy and conditions.