Site Profile 2020

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.

Some photos of MDPI's activities in Ternate Island

The Main Activities


MDPI implements port-side data collection activities in 3 landing sites. On the water, MDPI deploys onboard observers, time-lapse cameras (TLC) and spot trace. Data collected in Ternate 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 Maluku 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. MDPI has helped establish  cooperatives (Koperasi Fair Trade Tuna Mandiri and Koperasi Babula Ma Cahaya) and empowers coastal community member through the formation of local “champions”. MDPI has assisted 34 fishers in receiving their kusuka cards



MDPI has been implementing the FTUSA standard with Ternate and Tobelo fishers for 3+ years. The FTUSA supply chain includes 3 suppliers and 1 processor. With over 3 years of FT implementation, the Ternate FT Committee has received Rp 348.200.141 in premium payments. In a global achievement, the Ternate FTUSA fishers became MSC certified in April 2021.



  • Vessels: 85
  • Fishers: 160
  • Fisher Associations: 6
  • Technology e-Monitoring: 232
  • Total kg of port sampling: 56.628 kg