Indonesia Central Java white prawn - trammel net and trap
22 Juli 2021 | 13:14/Administrator
The white shrimp fishery in Central Java has been engaged in Fishery Improvement Projects since 2017 by PT. Cassanataman Naturindo. Within Seafood Savers program of WWF ID, FIP stakeholders being engaged in the FIP activities, start from the pre assessment, FIP action plan development and implementations. Data collection, training, and few research conducted already.
PT. Cassanatama also encouraged its suppliers to implement responsible and sustainable fishing practices and has written agreements with those suppliers as the proof of their commitments.
In the 2020, PT. CN decided re-take pre-assessment by third party, develop a new action plan, hire Kandiyas and Heri as FIP Coordinator, and make the FIP publicly available by register it as a FIP profile in the Fisheryprogress.org.
The idea is to have a more transparent and engaged wider stakeholders in the improvement of shrimp fishery sectors.
The fishery is in the Wedung area, Demak, in the Central Java of Indonesia, and part of FMA 712. Fishers in the supply chain use two methods to catch the white shrimp, trammel nets and traps. The fishing areas are next to the village and within 10 miles from the shore.
Action 1 Conduct an appropriate stock assessment of target species
Goal: Understand the stock status of target species and its geographical boundaries in the UoAs
Expected to complete: April 2026
Expected participants: UNDIP, PUSRISKAN/BRPL, WWF Indonesia
1.1 Working with academic and researcher to review all available empirical dataset, select an appropriate stock assessment methodology, and undertake on-going data collection tailored to the needs of the assessment (i.e. logbook, observer data, other feasible data collection)
1.2 Conduct a stock assessment which enables biological reference points to be estimated.
1.3 Review stock status relative to reference points annually (or on a timeframe appropriate to the life history characteristics of the target species)
Action 2: Support HS and HCR development for shrimp in FMA 712
Goal: A robust and precautionary HS in place and implemented along with the HCR
Expected to complete: December 2025
Expected participants: MMAF, BRPL/PUSRISKAN, DJPT, WWF ID, CN
2.1 Review and list approach taken at another world and other FMAs on shrimp.
2.2 Evaluate risk-based approaches which might support or simplify management (e.g. Ecological Risk Assessment or other)
2.3 Identify one or several options that could be defined in detail for the Central Java Shrimp fishery
2.4 Develop an interim harvest strategy plan together with stakeholders and expertise, along with harvest control tools
2.5 Ensure that all parts of the harvest strategy are enacted and implemented and, where necessary appropriately staffed and resourced.
2.6. Undertake an evaluation of the performance of the harvest strategy as per the timetable set out in the fishery management plan.
2.7. Implement changes to management where indicated as necessary in the harvest strategy evaluation
Action 3: Assess the UoA impact on bycatch species
Goal: Information on the UoA’s impact on primary, secondary and ETP species available.
Expected to complete: Dec 2025
Expected participants: UNDIP, WWF Indonesia
3.1. Review logbook data being collected by fishers at UoA
3.2 Deploy enumerator or other feasible data collection (i.e. time lapsed camera) to verify the impact on primary and secondary species
3. 3 Regular review on data collection, conduct training for fishers and enumerators whenever necessary
Action 4: Reduce unwanted mortality of Secondary species and ETP species
Goal: Determine measures to minimize unwanted catch and ETP interactions
Expected to complete: July 2024
Expected participants: WWF Indonesia , DGCF, PSDKP, UNDIP
4. 1. Identify Secondary and ETP Species from logbook, research and other data collection.
4. .2 Conduct training for the fisherman on the ETP bycatch mitigation
4. 3. Develop measures to reduce secondary and ETP species interaction
4. 4 Apply measures to reduce ETP species interactions
Action 5: Collect footprint on the habitat
Goal: Footprint of the UoA available to see the impact of fishery on habitat
Expected to complete: Aug 2022
Expected participants: PSDKP, UNDIP, WWF ID
5. 1 Deploy vessel tracking device to assess the fishery impact on habitat
5. 2 Provide spatial data of the fleet in the UoA along with the habitat type and sediments
Action 6: Develop Fisheries Management Plant FMA 712 for Shrimp
Goal: Fisheries Management Plant for Shrimp fishery in FMA 712 available, that include long and short term objectives, a clear decision making process, and all management aspect related to the fishery that consistent with MSC Principle 1 and 2
Expected to complete: Dec 2025
Expected participants: MMAF, FMC FMA 712, WWF ID
6. .1. Review FMC of FMA 712 and assess the possibility to include shrimp fishery (as a sub set)
6. 2 Join FMC meetings whenever possible
6. 3 Develop a draft of Shrimp Fisheries Management Plan
6. 4 Finalize Shrimp Fisheries Management Plan
Action 7: Conduct compliance review
Goal: Evaluate monitoring, control and surveillance system of the UoA
Expected to complete: Dec 2023
Expected participants: DKP, PSDKP, DGCF
7. 1 Review national and provincial requirements and the compliance of vessels in the UoA.
7. 2 Action plan to address any non-compliance issues to be resolved