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

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 coastal 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 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 Sites
Data Sampling (tons)
Fisher Associations
Technology e-monitoring

Latest Stories

Supporting fishers’ households’ livelihoods: training women to process fish

by Siti Zulaeha and Prisillia Morley Loijens In Indonesia, a gathering of women’s groups is often delightfully boisterous and exciting. That is how we can describe the atmosphere when the members of Mama Tuna Mandiri gather and work. Mama Tuna Mandiri is a women-led fisheries processing and marketing association based in Bone, South Sulawesi. The…

March 31, 2023
Fisheries Co-Management Committee: Small-scale fisheries on the big stage

by A. Riza Baroqi, Bachori Dhian Pratama, dan Karel Yerusa As three key national commodities, tuna, skipjack, and neritic tuna (TCT) fisheries play a vital role in the Indonesian economy. However, these fisheries still face many challenges related to fisheries resource utilization and in achieving sustainable management. To address this issue, MDPI established a multi-stakeholder…

March 20, 2023
Jambula Mamas prove women can create an impact in the fisheries sector

by M.A. Indira Prameswari What comes first to your mind when you hear the word ‘fisher’? If it is the image of a fisherman, that does not come as a surprise since we see more representations of fishermen as men dominate the fisheries sector. However, in Jambula, North Maluku, a group of women are breaking…

March 8, 2023

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