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

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
Third FCMC Regional Meeting: Sustainable and measurable fisheries management

Indonesia is one of the world’s tuna producing countries. Tuna fisheries, especially skipjack, yellowfin, and bigeye tuna in Fisheries Management Areas of Republic of Indonesia (FMA-RI) 713, 714, 715, 716, and 717 play an important role in the country’s national tuna fishery. However, if not managed properly, it could threaten the sustainability of tuna resources…

December 23, 2021
Handline tuna fishers for sustainable fishing: “Let’s take a day off”

Data collected MDPI so far indicates that the size of tuna caught in the last few years has been in decline, with fishers needing to travel further out, resulting in longer fishing days and increased fuel costs. These signs of declining catch volumes need to be monitored, especially by small-scale fishers, who are living with…

November 30, 2021

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