Collaborative Efforts to Ensure Sustainable Tuna Fishing in Indonesia: PT. Laut Biru Seafood Sets Example with Innovative Traceability Technology
Indonesia, the world’s largest tuna producer, is home to a vibrant traditional fishing community, as well as a thriving industry. However, ensuring traceability, security, and fair revenue for local fishermen requires a collaborative effort between the authorities, industries, and traditional fishing communities.
PT. Laut Biru Seafood (LBS), is leading the way by setting an example of a certified fishery. LBS buys tuna directly from local Indonesian fishermen, using the traditional Pole & Line method, which is widely recognized as the most sustainable fishing method.
To ensure traceability and improve sustainability, PT. Laut Biru Seafood has partnered with PT. CLS Argos Indonesia to install Nemo, a smart vessel tracking device, on its fleet of 100 vessels. This partnership enables the company to track the movement of its fishing vessels in real-time, providing valuable data that helps ensure that the fish are caught sustainably and legally.
According to Alan Steele, the CEO and fisheries expert at PT. Laut Biru Seafood, satellite traceability systems are crucial for the sustainable management of fisheries, the maintenance of trades, and the future of marine resources. Nemo, the CLS solution developed specifically for Small Scale Fisheries, is an important tool for achieving these goals.
By working together, the Indonesian authorities, industries, and traditional fishing communities can create a sustainable and profitable fishing industry that benefits everyone involved. PT. Laut Biru Seafood’s commitment to sustainable fishing practices and the use of innovative technology like Nemo is an excellent example of how this can be achieved.