The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) announced that fisheries products of Indonesia’s yellowfin tuna and skipjack tuna had been certified as meeting the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC’s) global standard for sustainable fisheries.

Some 11 thousand tons of yellowfin and skipjack tuna have been certified through the collaboration between the Indonesian government and MSC for the US and European markets.

certification obtained had involved 380 fishing vessels spread across Indonesia, from North Sulawesi and North Maluku to the Banda Sea, and East and West Flores.

The assessment for this certification is conducted by an independent appraiser, SAI Global. This was then followed by a comprehensive assessment and stakeholder consultation by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), the agency responsible for 60 percent of the global tuna catch, as well as the central and provincial governments.