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 fishing communities to achieve sustainability by supporting community organization and harnessing market forces. Our vision is thriving fishing communities who are active participants and leaders in sustainable fisheries management.


What we do

Fisheries Improvement

We create the mechanisms and data inputs needed for adaptive fisheries management. This includes data creation, stakeholder engagement, and capacity building on EAFM principles.

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Community Organization

MDPI works to empower, embolden, and strengthen fishing communities’ capacities to actively participate in fisheries management and advocate for community well-being.

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Traceability Technology

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

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9 years of experience

Landing Site
Data Sampling (tons)
Fisher Association
Technology e-monitoring

Latest Stories

Fulfilling fisher legal requirements to combat IUU fishing

By: Karel Yerusa & Marwan Adam One of the biggest threats to the sustainability of our oceans and fisheries is illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF) practices. A wide range of policies and agreements are currently put in place to improve joint efforts and commitment in combating IUUF, both at the national and international levels….

April 8, 2022
Women and the transformation of fisheries management and coastal economic development

By: Bachori Dhian Pratama dan Siti Zulaeha In facing the challenges within the fisheries sector, women play an important role in supporting the management of sustainable tuna fisheries and the economic development of coastal communities. Equal participation of men and women in the fisheries sector could serve as a starting point to reduce marginalization and,…

March 9, 2022
Introducing financial literacy to fishing communities

By: Bachori Dhian Pratama In the last 8 years, MDPI has been working alongside coastal communities in carrying out community development programs, especially in the field of sustainable fisheries. Starting with Fair Trade program implementation as a way to improve fishers’ economy, MDPI has now expanded its scope of work through community capacity building programs…

January 21, 2022

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