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

The Beginning of Ecolabel-Certified Fisheries in Maluku, Indonesia

Buru is a remote island that may not be on everyone’s radar. However, in the world of fisheries, Buru is renowned as the home of Indonesia’s export fishers. For a decade, small-scale fishers in Buru have adhered to international certification standards, creating waves of impact that extends beyond their local communities. The Genesis of Fair…

April 1, 2024
MDPI Facilitates SKN Training in East Seraya Village

by Muhammad Alzaki Tristi 50 fishermen in East Seraya Village have successfully demonstrated their capabilities and legality in fishing activities at sea. They will be awarded Fisherman Competency Certificates, which will relieve them of the need for permits. Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) Foundation, in collaboration with the Pengambengan Fishery Port Authority, and supported by…

February 27, 2024
Connecting Local Organizations, Safeguarding Wallacean Fisheries

by Karel Yerusa & Arroyan Suwarno The Wallacea region, spanning the heart of the Indonesian archipelago, is known for its high biodiversity. Encompassing Sulawesi, Maluku, and the Nusa Tenggara Islands, this area is a transitional zone enclosed by deep seas, separated from Asia and Australia. According to a study by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund…

February 26, 2024

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