INDONESIA : The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the charity that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains, announced the launch of its new film, ‘An Indonesian tuna tale: Championing sustainability’.
The film shows the story of Indonesia’s one-by-one tuna fishers and fish workers, explaining why they are committed to fishing sustainably, as well as the value that good management can bring.
It also highlights the contribution that tuna purchasing businesses can make to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by demonstrating a greater commitment to traditional small-scale tuna fisheries and ensuring that they play an integral role in the broader seafood supply landscape.
Intense catching by local and foreign fishing fleets, together with illegal fishing, had taken this powerful fishing nation to a very hard situation.
However, thanks to the Indonesian government’s firm position to protect its fish resources and marine habitats, the NGO, science communities and industry efforts, the country’s fisheries sector is seeing an improvement, according to IPNLF.
‘An Indonesian tuna tale: Championing sustainability’ illustrates the very strong ties that exist between coastal fishers and the tuna resource. Its important that we hear the voices in these communities, and understand the journey that they have been on, so that we can do right by them in the future,” said Jeremy Crawford, Southeast Asia Director of IPNLF.
“With the appropriate level of support, we are confident that the future of these fisheries can be assured and opportunities created to expand them for many generations to come,” he added.
The film was produced in partnership with Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline (AP2HI) and Masyarakat Perikanan dan Indonesia (MDPI), with support from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and Caterers Choice.