IPNLF new video: An Indonesian tuna tale – Championing sustainability

February 8, 2019

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) has produced a new video about the sustainable tuna fisheries in Indonesia. This video highlights the social and economic importance of Indonesia’s one-by-one tuna fisheries.

The video was produced in collaboration with the Indonesian Pole & Line and Handline Fisheries Association, Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia, and supported by the Walton Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Caterers Choice.

The  fundamental progress made by Indonesia’s tuna fisheries is well captured in this video. It shows the commitment of both fishermen and processors to maintain and further strengthen this type of tuna fishing as the most sustainable way of providing tuna to the world market while supporting small scale fishermen. It is clear that the Indonesian stakeholders draw the line and leave the past behind when the tuna industry was hit by illegal fishing and high intense catching by local and foreign fishing fleets. As a global leader in one-by-one tuna fishing, the Indonesian tuna industry can as such contribute in a positive way to The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

According to Jeremy Crawford, Southeast Asia Director of IPNLF, this video demonstrates the important correlation between coastal fishers and the tuna resource. He explains the importance of listening to the opinion from these communities and to comprehend the journey that they have made over many years. As Jeremy said: “Based on their ideas and experience from the past, we can create something right with them in the future.”