Happy People, Many Fish We believe that empowering fisher communities is a key input to responsible and sustainable fisheries. Empowering coastal communities We empower, embolden, and strengthen artisanal fisheries by supporting community organization and harnessing market forces. National data leaders We are pioneers in small-scale fisheries data collection, fisheries improvement, and eCDT systems nationally. Fishery Traceability Technology Trailblazers We develop and implement digital systems and application that lead to marked traceability and transparency of seafood products. Passionate fisheries experts We are comprised of a cadre of conservationists and community organizers with an eye towards innovations to achieve sustainable fisheries across Indonesia.
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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8 years of experience

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

Latest Stories

“Harapan Jaya Bersama” fisher cooperative

Formed in 2013, the Harapan Jaya fisher’s business association (known in Indonesian as Kelompok Usaha Bersama/KUB) was managed by 15 fishermen in Seruni Mumbul village, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The establishment of a KUB serves as initial foundation in developing a business model for fishers, further providing economic empowerment, as well as access to…

October 2, 2021
Fisher’s Catch Data Collection Dissemination in Minaesa Village

By: Novita Ayu Wulandari, Subhan Murid, Amrollah, Putra Satria Timur MDPI has been working in North Sulawesi since 2015, carrying out data collection on handline tuna fishery and “huhate” fishing vessels. Now, along with having entered MDPI’s 8th year as an established organization, a new strategy has been developed to put more focus on Fisheries…

September 27, 2021
Researching eco-friendly fishing gear

Tuna handline fishers nowadays are increasingly dependent on heavy stones to use as weights. In fact, they are finding it difficult to collect stones, thus needing to spend more money on either buying or venturing out further to get more stones. In a day, one fisherman can release up to 40 stones weighing 1 kg…

September 20, 2021

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