Banda (21/03/2019) – Banda sea is one of the main sources of coastal tuna fishery for export. The percentage of catching yellowfin tuna from Banda sea dominates the export. Banda Neira islands, located in Southeast Maluku province, Indonesia. Based on the statistics of yellowfin tuna fisheries, the catching of yellowfin tuna in Indonesia particularly comes from Banda sea which is known as an overfished area. Besides that, there is no accurate catching data of handline yellowfin tuna fisheries in Banda sea.
ETP and bycatch leaflets on the door of the mini plant (Etsa/TFC)
KML Food has committed to the ETP and bycatch regulation. Since then, we conduct socialization to the fishermen to encourage them regarding to the ETP and bycatch issues, and the other issues happened as well. This is also our approach to them by conducting a socialization. We were having an intimate talk related to the government regulation and so on. We conducted the socialization in the fisherman’s house. They were highly enthusiast by the time our team arrived there. They also positively responded the leaflets we shared. Our workers in the mini plant stick the leaflets on the wall of mini plant so the other fishermen read up the infographics.