1. FISHERIES IMPROVEMENT
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).
2. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION
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
3. CERTIFICATIONS – FTUSA AND MSC
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.
4. BY THE NUMBERS
- Vessels: 85
- Fishers: 160
- Fisher Associations: 6
- Technology e-Monitoring: 232
- Total kg of port sampling: 56.628 kg