Site Profile 2022

Kupang, West Nusa Tenggara Province

Kupang is the capital city of East Nusa Tenggara Province, where the biggest port in Timor Island is situated. It has a potential in tuna fishery that needs a proper management system. MDPI’s fishery improvement activity in Kupang started in 2013 covers 1 village with 2 on-site staff who lives and involves in the local fisher communities. Our program implementation supports evidence-based co-management through data collection on small-scale fisheries, capacity building of fishers to enable involvement in management discussions. We have improved the fishery management of more than 332 fishers and 50+ community members alike.

Some photos of the MDPI's activities in Kupang

The Main Activities

1. Fisheries Improvement

  • Port-side data collection at 1 landing site
  • Small-vessel technology implementation, including Onboard observers, Spot trace, Reolink and Trekfish


2. Statistic

  • Vessel: 55
  • Fisher: 332
  • Vessel with on-board tech installed: 0
  • Total of port sampling: 21,4531 kg