Site Profile 2020

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.

Some photos of MDPI's activities in the North Minahasa

The Main Activities


MDPI implements port-side data collection activities in 1 landing site. On the water, MDPI deploys onboard observers, reolink, spot trace and pelagic data system (PDS). Data collected in Manado is uploaded into I-Fish, shared annually with fishers through a data sharing event, and bi-annually under a provincial-level management platform established by MDPI (an FCMC in North Sulawesi province).



Understanding that increased availability of fisheries data is not enough, MDPI works on increasing local fishing communities’ welfare through capacity building and community organization. Manado has begun to  empower coastal communities through the formation of local “champions”.



  • Vessel: 11
  • Fisher: 33
  • Technology e-Monitoring: 23
  • Total kg of port sampling: 49.408 kg