PT Permata Marindo Jaya and Large Pelagics Workplan

(1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018)

 

Scope

The tuna and large pelagics PT Permata Marindo Jaya FIP is focusing on Yellowfin (Thunnuaalbacares), Bigeye (Thunnusobesus), Albacore Tuna, (Thunnusalaiunga), Swordfish (Xiphius gladius), Mahi-Mahi (Coryphaenahippus), and Wahoo (Acanthocybiumsolandri). The main improvement areas identified include supporting the Indonesian National Tuna Fishery Management Plan and archiving and sharing data for all FIP species with FishSource.

PMJ will expand its international sourcing in 2018. This will expand the catch data collection and sharing for other stocks and regions around the world thereby providing a broader range of catch data to FishSource.

Existing social audits don’t work in Southeast Asia. The regulations imposed do not take into consideration the nature of seasonal business/no fixed supply of raw material. In most cases the national labor laws do not distinguish between business with a steady supply of raw material and those that are weather and season dependent. This FIP will work with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to insure fair labor practices and reasonable working conditions for all factory workers and fishers according to ILO standards. Certified compliance for ILO standards will replace burdensome, inconsistent, and overly expensive social audits and increase the number of seafood companies willing to participate in work place safety and fair labor practices.

Work Plan

  • The FIP will continue to support and contribute data collection to the National Tuna Fisheries Management Plan (Indonesia).In addition, the FIP will catalog international sources by species, UNFAO region, and weight to augment the FishSource data base for fisheries inside and outside UNFAO 57. Utilizing traceability (VMS-SIMP) will support the catch data collection.
  • PMJ will work with ILO to understand applicable standards. Applicable standards will then be applied on a test basis within the context of the FIP. PMJ will work with ILO to develop and auditing/certification process. Standards will then be published as replacement for conventional social audits.
  • Support the implementation of the SIMP program and promote export to the U.S. market. 
 
TOPIC DELIVERABLES TASK RESPONSIBLE DEADLINE STATUS EVIDENCE
  • Continue reporting catch data
  • Continue contribute catch data to all stakeholders and FishSource

 

Archive Excelsheet quarterly to FishSource Kelvin April 1 2018

July 1 2018

October 1 2018

January 1 2019

Completed

Completed

Completed

2017 – 2018
  • Continue to provide tuna catch data and going support to Indonesia National Tuna Management Plan
Input data sheet monthly Kelvin April 1, 2018

July 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

January 1, 2019

Completed

Completed

Completed

 
  • Provide catch data from International sourcing efforts to FishSource
Document catch data by species, UN FAO catch area, and weight for all non-Indo species purchased Adi Widjaja April 1, 2018

July 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

January 1, 2019

Completed

Completed

Completed

 
  • Develop a White Paper supporting the use of ILO standards in the place of social audits. 
  • Review ILO standards, Indonesian Labor Law, and fisheries labor rights according to International Seafares Union. 

 

Publish the White Paper  Rona Pasaribu

Gerald C. Knecht

Brant Connors

October 15, 2018 Completed White Paper
  • Map ILO  standards for seasonal business / maritime industries, applicable sections of Indonesian Labor Law, and International Seafares Union

 

Review ILO labor standards,  Contrast and compare ILO standards for seasonal business/maritime industries with similar sections of Indonesian labor law and applicable International Seafares Union rules. Rona Pasaribu

Gerald C. Knecht

Brant Connors

April 2018

September 2018

In process 50%

completed

 
  • Create gap analysis of ILO labor standards vs conventional social audit to applied to Indonesia wild caught fisheries seafood producers

 

Review ILO labor standards,  Contrast and compare ILO standards for seasonal business/maritime industries with similar sections of Indonesian labor law and applicable International Seafares Union rules. Rona Pasaribu July 2018

 

October 2018

In progress 50%

Completed

 
  • Demonstrate application of certified ILO labor standards / International Seafares Union rules as replacement for conventional social audits at Our Oceans Conference in Bali 27 – 28 October

 

Present findings at the Our Oceans Conference  in Bali 27-28 October 2018 Rona Pasaribu

Gerald C. Knecht

Brant Connors

Alexander Knecht

 

October 2018 Preparation
  • Traceability
  • Install internal system to comply with SIMP audit standards

 

Prepare audit trail for SIMP documentation Kelvin April 2018

December 2018

In process
  • FIP Meetings
  • Attend annual FIP meeting

 

Review 2018 workplan and budget Sponsor and all participants March 2018

Boston, MA USA

Completed 2018 FIP Annual Meeting