BBRSEKP Conducts Research on The Development of Monitoring System and Socio-Economic Evaluation of Indonesian Tuna Fisheries

September 22, 2021

Jakarta. 16/9. The Center for Marine and Fisheries Socio-Economic Research (BBRSEKP) has conducted research on the Development of Indonesia’s Tuna Fisheries Monitoring and Socio-Economic Evaluation System that examines tuna fishery profile, dependence on tuna fisheries and builds indicators of monitoring and socio-economic evaluation of tuna fisheries in Indonesia.

The event, which was held for 2 days, 16 to 17 September, was opened by Dr. Rudi Alek Wahyudin, Head of the Center for Socio-Economic Research with the aim to get input on the socio-economic conditions of tuna fishery actors and present candidates for socio-economic indicators of tuna fishery in Indonesia.

This event is also part of research to provide input on the development of the Tuna Fishery Harvest Strategy in Indonesia which considers the socio-economic aspects in which AP2HI has contributed to the scoping study in 2016.

In the event, AP2HI was represented by several AP2HI member companies to provide information on conditions in the field regarding supply chains in Maluku Province, Southeast Sulawesi and South Sulawesi regarding tuna fishery opportunities and challenges.

Based on the distributed term of reference, it is explained that eastern Indonesia is one of the areas that have a high dependence on fishery resources, especially on tuna fisheries that are able to provide sources of income and food.

An important aspect of tuna fishing livelihoods/businesses that are highly dependent on social and environmental factors. USAID data 2017 states that tuna fishery fisheries in the waters of the archipelago approximately reach tens of thousands of people.

This has considerable potential social, economic and biological risks if associated with fisheries management actions.

Sources from AP2HI who provided material in this event is Sella from AP2HI, explaining about Opportunities and Challenges, Tuna Fishery Supply Chain in South Sulawesi; R. Basuki from PT Sultra Tuna Samudra, explained about the Opportunities and Challenges, Tuna Fishery Supply Chain in Southeast Sulawesi; and Robert Tjoanda from PT. Harta Samudra, explained about Opportunities and Challenges, Tuna Fishery Supply Chain in Maluku.

Aside from AP2HI, Umi Muawanah P.hD from BBRSEKP also provides exposure to community dependence on tuna fisheries in Indonesia; Askabul Kijo, Head of The Marine and Fisheries Office of Southeast Sulawesi Province, gave an exposure to the Role of Tuna Fisheries in Southeast Sulawesi Province; and Viktor Lakada, Captain of tuna ship in Bitung gave an exposure to the community’s dependence on tuna fishing efforts.