Improving Fisheries Information and Traceability for Tuna (IFITT)

The IFITT project began in January 2014 and ended in December 2016. IFITT aimed to create a consumer-facing traceability system based on robust fisheries production and trade data. IFITT aimed to obtain data that can enable governments to improve tuna fisheries management and ensure traceability and safety of seafood. There were three collaborating partners in IFITT: Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) as the main coordinating and management team; MDPI as the implementation team responsible for coordination and management in Indonesia; and ThisFish as the technical consultants responsible for the database and user interface aspects of the information system.

 

There were three pilot sites, two focusing on handline tuna (frozen tuna market) and one on Pole and line/ Purse seine (canned tuna market). The supply chain partners of these pilot projects were: PT. Era Mandiri Cemerlang, Jakarta (handline), PT. Harta Samudra, Ambon (handline) and PT. Sinar Pure Food International, Bitung (pole and line).

 

For more information, please refer to the IFITT website and the BESTTuna website.