Overview - Focused on sustainable fisheries

Focused on
sustainable fisheries

Founded in July 2013, Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) is a national NGO on a mission to empower coastal communities to achieve sustainability by supporting community organization and harnessing market forces. Our vision is thriving coastal communities who are active participants and leaders in sustainable fisheries management.


What we do

Fisheries Improvement

MDPI develops the necessary mechanisms and tools to gather and analyze fisheries data, enabling adaptive fisheries management practices. We take a comprehensive approach that involves data collection, stakeholder engagement, and capacity building.

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Community Organization

MDPI empowers and strengthens the capacities of coastal communities, enabling them to actively participate in fisheries management and advocate for their well-being. We foster leadership, organizational skills, and knowledge sharing.

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Traceability Technology

MDPI is the leader of traceability-based technology implementation to capture events and data from hook to plate to ensure small-scale fisheries are in compliance with the domestic regulations and export market requirements.

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10 years of experience

Communities members
Port Sampling Catch (tons)
Members of Fisher Associations & Cooperatives
Trips monitored by technologies

Latest Stories

Successfully Obtaining Indonesia’s First Legal FAD Permit: Improving Fishing Conditions for Fishers
Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) have commonly been placed out at sea by fishers as tools to help them catch fish. These devices attract fish, making it easier for fishers to find and catch them. However, if installed haphazardly, FADs can hinder rather than support fishing efforts.   In Bisa Island, North Maluku Province, fishers have...
August 10, 2023
Three Essential Steps for Cooperatives to Thrive in the Modern World

by Alief Dharmawan, M.A. Indira Prameswari Indonesia is prioritizing cooperative transformation and modernization. During the MDPI webinar “Strengthening Cooperatives to Empower Coastal Community”, Indriastuti Saggaf from the South Sulawesi Cooperative and SME Office outlined three priority sectors for cooperative transformation : agriculture, livestock, and fisheries cooperatives. Indriastuti emphasized that these priorities were set to build…

July 14, 2023
The Importance of the Tropical Tuna Harvest Strategy for Indonesian Small-scale Fishers

oleh Juliette Ezdra With the global demand for seafood increasing, the need to prioritize sustainable and responsible fisheries management has become increasingly urgent. An essential tool in achieving this goal is the development and implementation of a Harvest Strategy, which provides a comprehensive approach to guide decision-making in fisheries management. In Indonesia, a vast archipelagic…

July 7, 2023

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