Where We Work

MDPI has deep experience in fisheries management across Eastern Indonesia, with current implementation activities in six provinces. We work to secure real and robust long-term results in the communities we engage in through training and local champion empowerment. Click on the location below for more information about MDPI’s programs and activities on each site.

Site Profile

Denpasar, Bali Province

Denpasar, Bali Province

MDPI's Head Office is located in Denpasar, the capital of Bali, Indonesia. Since establishment in 2013, the majority of administrative, planning, and coordination responsibilities for the organization have been carried out here. While MDPI does not work alongside communities in Bali, it currently has 18 staff based here that provide technical backstopping for various programs across MDPI's sites in 6 provinces.

North Minahasa, North Sulawesi Province

North Minahasa, North Sulawesi Province

Established in 2017, Manado becomes a site that supports evidence-based co-management through data collection on small-scale fisheries, capacity building of fishers to enable involvement in management discussions, and piloting technology-based traceability. In Manado, MDPI has been working in 2 villages, 1 landing site, directly supporting 33 fishers. In 2021, Manado has started developing a community organization program to empower coastal community members to enable supporting sustainable fisheries. Another MDPI achievement in North Sulawesi, namely before the establishment of the Manado site, MDPI had worked in Bitung from 2015 to 2020 to carry out data collection and community programs. Moreover, MDPI has also expanded its scope of work related to data collection and community in Sangihe from 2017 to 2020.

East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province

East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province

East Lombok is the first MDPI site, has become a data collection's scope of work, meeting place for fishers and stakeholder for knowledge sharing. With over 8 years MDPI has been working work in 1 villages, 2 landing sites, directly supporting 2.970 fishers. Established in 2012, MDPI is working on data collection to develop tuna management. In 2021, Lombok has started developing programs to empower coastal community members through fisheries community organization

Morotai, North Maluku Province

Morotai, North Maluku Province

MDPI began working in Morotai in 2018 because their fishery resources play important role in the supply chain. Located in North Maluku, Morotai has been implementing various programs to support “Lumbung Ikan Nasional” and tuna management plan. MDPI’s work in Morotai spans 1 village, 2 landing sites, directly supporting 209 fishers. Morotai comprises a significant fishing ground for yellowfin tuna. With the presence of many industry partners and a push to get the fishery into MSC certification, MDPI is working in Morotai to support the development of a good data collection to meet the eco-label standard.

Buru, Maluku Province

Buru, Maluku Province

Located in Maluku province, North Buru is MDPI’s first implementation site to gain both US Fair Trade (FT) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Established in 2013, with over 8 years of implementation MDPI’s work in North Buru and South Buru spans 10 villages, 11 landing sites, and 14 fisher associations, directly supporting 420 fishers. The whole suite of MDPI’s fisheries and programmatic interventions are conducted in Buru, where MDPI has gained a local reputation as a trusted partner. For the past 8 years, MDPI has catalyzed 14 suppliers, 322 vessels, 3 processors, and 500+ community members alike. 

Bone, South Sulawesi Province

Bone, South Sulawesi Province

Bone is supporting improvement in small-scale fisheries through activities such as port sampling, co-management, community capacity building, and a supportive role to government in management development. With over 8 years of implementation, MDPI has catalyzed 1 village, 4 landing sites, and directly supported 744 fishers to ensure better awareness of sustainability concerns for their fishery. Established in 2012, MDPI supports the community to have better information available on the nature of small-scale fisheries in Indonesia, allowing for their integration into management planning. In 2021, Bone has started implementing a community organization program to expand the scope of work in enabling community awareness to sustainable fisheries

Sula, North Maluku Province

Sula, North Maluku Province

The abundant catch of tuna forms Sanana site potentially for the development of sustainable fisheries programs through Fair Trade and data collection. Established in 2018, with over 3 years of implementation, MDPI has been working in 2 villages, 1 landing site, 3 fisher associations, directly supporting 159 fishers, and has now grown with support from MDPI for MSC expansion in 2021 as another achievement of eco-label to increase catch standards in sustainable ways.

Ternate, North Maluku Province

Ternate, North Maluku Province

Ternate site was established to expand the reach of Fair Trade implementation and data collection scope in North Maluku. Established in 2018, with over 3 years of implementation MDPI's activities in Ternate and Tobelo have been covering 5 villages, 3 landing sites, 5 fisher associations, directly supporting approximately 160 fishermen located in Ternate and Tobelo. MDPI supports the improvement of catch standards through the expansion of MSC certification in 2021. Many sustainable fisheries programs have been implemented in past 3 years also have spanned 160+ fishermen, 3 suppliers, 1 processor, and 200+ community members.

Seram, Maluku Province

Seram, Maluku Province

MDPI has been working in Seram, part of Maluku province, since 2015 when MDPI began implementing the Data Collection there. With over 6 years of implementation, MDPI focused working in 3 areas included South Seram, North Seram, and Seram Bagian Timur. Currently, MDPI is only working in South Seram to support data collection, certifications, and community organization. Through various programmatic interventions, in 2021, MDPI supported the expansion of MSC into South Seram now carrying both eco-labels. MDPI has been working across 6 villages, 10 landing sites, and 13 fisher associations that directly supporting 493 fishers located in North Seram, South Seram, and Seram Bagian Timur. Seram is a vibrant site of all of MDPI's interventions.