A New Step Towards Sustainable Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Fisheries – APRI gets Ocean Stewardship Fund from MSC

A New Step Towards Sustainable Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Fisheries – APRI gets Ocean Stewardship Fund from MSC

by April 22, 2021 0 comments

Dr. Hawis Madduppa, Lecturer at the Department of Marine Science & Technology, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences IPB University, as well as the Executive Director of the Indonesian Rajungan Management Association (APRI) received a funding from the Marine Stewardship Council in the “Ocean Stewardship Fund (OSF)” program. This funding program is expected to be able to help small crab fisheries on Madura Island, Indonesia, which enters the MSC Full Assessment in September 2022. The project that has been implemented since 2012 by APRI as an implementer has entered the stage of “In-Transition to MSC Full Assessment” which means an a new step to develop crab fisheries management in Indonesia.

Dr. Hawis Madduppa said that the Ocean Stewardship Fund program could provide us with the opportunity to continue advancing the sustainability of the crab fishery and can work with scientists to conduct research that will support healthy oceans. It requires a difficult step to take another step towards the MSC Full Assessment, improvements in 28 Indicators have also begun to appear with no score below <60 and will continue to be improved.



Another achievement related to the OSF program is from the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) which continues to support the sustainable management of small crab fisheries with APRI. This IPB Marine Science Postgraduate student named Anggini Fuji Astuti also received an award written on the official website of the Marine Stewardship Council with the research topic “Identification of bycatch using DNA” under the guidance of Dr. Hawis Madduppa. The research is collaborating with APRI.


APRI will continue to collaborate with universities to develop small crab fisheries in Indonesia. “DNA research in Indonesia is still quite limited due to the lack of tools and samples,” said Anggini. Anggini also added that cooperation is needed with international organizations such as MSC which can help add expertise around the data needed for sustainable fisheries and the Ocean Stewardship Fund will help facilitate DNA research.

Our gratitude goes to the Marine Stewardship Council and the Bogor Agricultural Institute and all parties involved in developing, managing or managing small crab fisheries in Indonesia to take a step towards the MSC Full Assessment.

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