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.


Our Story

Our organization is founded on the belief that empowered and financially secure fishing communities are essential for achieving sustainable fisheries. We focus on small-scale fisheries to promote sustainable, fair, and traceable seafood supply chains. The MDPI program series is designed for tangible and lasting outcomes within the communities we engage with.

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

Latest in Buru: From fisher-led cooperative to fish supplier

In Buru Island, Maluku, the Latamiha Indah Bersatu Cooperative, established in 2021 with MDPI’s support, continues to make strides towards their autonomy for becoming a fish supplier. For years, fishers were dependent to other suppliers, having lesser income and role in the supply chain until they have their own fish collection facility. The Latamiha Indah…

June 25, 2024
Si Kompas Nelayan: Empowering Fishing Households to Achieve Long-term Financial Goals

In 2023, MDPI has successfully implemented long-term financial management training to fishing households through the Si Kompas Nelayan program. The game is designed to enhance coastal communities’ capacity to achieve their financial targets, dreams, and aspirations. Introducing Si Kompas Nelayan The financial literacy program for fishing households is a crucial step toward economic improvement and diversifying…

June 19, 2024
Regional Fisheries Co-Management Committee VI: Indonesia Boosts Blue Economy Collaboration

DENPASAR, May 30, 2024 – The Indonesian government, along with fishers, industry leaders, and fisheries experts, gathered to boost collaboration on sustainable tuna management and responding against removal of subsidies in the fisheries sector as urged by the World Trade Organization (WTO). In February 2024, the WTO directed measures to end overfishing, which threatens fish…

June 3, 2024

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