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.