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MSC and Indonesia join forces for sustainable fishing by Ned Daly September 10,2019   |  Source: Seafood Source

The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on increasing the accessibility of the MSC’s market-based program to fisheries in Indonesia. The agreement covers cooperation in the development of fishery improvement projects (FIPs), sharing of sustainable fishing best practice using the MSC ‘s Fisheries Standard, and capacity building. The MoU was signed by Nilanto Perbowo, MMAF’s secretary general, and Patrick Caleo, MSC’s Asia Pacific Regional director.

“We hope the MSC can assist the Indonesian government in giving global market recognition for Indonesian fisheries products that are free from IUU (Illegal, Unreported, and Unreported) fishing as a premium product,” said Perbowo. “We hope the MSC can push Indonesian fisheries product to the global market.” Indonesia has some of the world's richest and most productive marine ecosystems. The country is the second largest fish producer in the world and fish products account for 54 percent of the national protein intake.

Because of the importance of Indonesian fish stocks to domestic and global food security, livelihoods, and marine biodiversity, the Indonesian government has been working with local and

Theme(s): Freshwater ecosystems and threats, Landing Centres, Others, Post Harvest Technology and Trade, Fishing Craft, Gear and Fishing Methods, Fisheries Development and Aquaculture, Fisheries Resources, Coastal Ecosystems and Threats, Communities and Organisations.

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