Sustainable Practices

KML Food’s commitment in maintaining the sustainability of fish resources in a sustainable manner, which is always complying with international regulations / laws namely Council Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2008 concerning preventing, blocking and removing Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.

The efforts carried out by KML Food support IUU Fishing, as stated in the regulatory mandate of EC No. 1005/2008, among others: fishery products from the capture result have a registered Catch Certificate & Fishing Vessel.

In the rules of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) efforts made in the implementation of the preservation of fish resources are preventing overfishing and rebuilding overfishing stocks, using environmentally friendly fishing gear (not catching fish seeds, turtles, and marine mammals), must maintain habitat fish (water and its substrate are needed by fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to adulthood), research and monitoring of fisheries, and efforts to maintain safety in the ocean.

The Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) stipulates in Ministerial Regulation No. 25 of 2015 concerning the 2015-2019 Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Strategic Plan, one of which is preserving fish resources through measures implemented including prohibiting transshipment in the Republic of Indonesia fisheries management area, prohibition of spending cowboy sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) and hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna spp.) outside the territory of the Republic of Indonesia and prohibiting the capture of lobsters (Panulirus spp), crabs (Scylla spp) and Rajungan (Portunus pelagicus spp.) in spawning conditions and set the size that can be captured.

For fishing gear, the TFC’s policy is to prohibit the use of trawls and seine nets.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calls on the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to take responsibility for the assistance provided and obtain the resources of the fish they maintain. Fish resources for nutrition are important for people who buy livelihoods for fishermen around the world. Not only NGOs, but all stakeholders and government are also involved in preserving.

The United States Policy in Seafood Imports is the search for fish in the producing countries whose stages can be verified towards responsible fishing and management systems needed to produce sustainable seafood. Many countries export wildly caught seafood to U.S. markets. do not have a fisheries management system or tracing that is the same as the intensity of U.S. fisheries management.

As a step towards achieving this goal, TFC actively involved in promoting sustainable underwater fisheries in Indonesia through its commitment to the Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) together with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. Fisheries that operate with credible FIP take affirmative steps and can be verified to meet the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) seafood sustainability certification requirements.

Against IUU Fishing

Through TFC, KML Food seeks to commit to maintaining the sustainability of fisheries resources that are legal, reported and recorded data. TFC caught our fish legally, we:

1. Register fishing vessels to the local authority and using vessel monitoring system for 30 GT vessel and above

2. Report catches routinely (species and number of catches) into fishery logbooks in fishery ports to the sea port in fishing ports or officers appointed by the Director General for ports that are not fishing ports.

3. Report type of fishing gear (fishing gear)
This effort was taken by KML Food to contribute to eradicating IUU Fishing.

Free from ETP Species & non-targeted fish

In order to preserve water resources that are sustainable and safe to protect species from fishing, we commit to use environmentally friendly fishing gear.

KML Food Group (PT. Maluku Prima Makmur and PT Kelola Mina Makmur). PT. MPM has tuna fishing vessels with capacity of 30 GT with long-liners, PT. KMM has a fleet of vessels with capacity of 30 GT using gill net.

KML Food Group is committed to not capturing protected species such as turtles, sharks, dolphins, dugongs and seabirds, as well as species listed in, which belong to the vulnerable (VU), endangered (EN) and critically endangered (CE).