The Indonesian fishing sector is a critical driver of the economy and society, supporting 7 million fishers. Fishing not only supports millions of households but is also part of a valuable global export business. However, environmentally unsustainable fishing, including illegal and unreported fishing, harms the entire value chain, as well as introducing safety and security challenges.
This project uses fishing Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS), whereby equipment that is installed on fishing vessels provides information about the vessels’ position and activity. By expanding the use of VMS, this programme will incentivise fishers to actively use them by:
• Designing additional services to be carried by VMS – safety and comms.
• Designing new operational protocols for policing and fisheries management.
• Reducing illegal fishing to conserve fishing stocks.