USAID SEA Project supports the Indonesian government to establish a fishing logbook system for small-scale fisheries data. On April 9, a consultative meeting was held at DFRM meeting room, MMAF. The main agenda was to discuss some insights and lesson learned from the consultant team. The meeting started with opening remarks and explanation about previous meeting from Mr. Syahril A. Rauf from Directorate of Fisheries Resources Management (DFRM) and followed directly with presentation about the small-scale catch reporting mechanism from Mr. Sugeng Hari Wisudo (lead consultant). The discussion focused on some recommendations related to data integration of small-scale fishers from fishers’ level, local level to the national level. In addition, it was also discussed about the contribution of these findings to ministerial decree’s revision of fishing logbook.
This consultative meeting will be followed up by series of meetings; internal PSDI and DGCF-level meeting; with focus on finishing the technical inputs for revising the fishing logbook ministerial decree that will incorporate electronic-logbook system introduced since last year and fishing logbook for small-scale fisheries. However, since the staff of DJPT is quite busy, thus the two planned meetings were conducted into consecutive two days meeting on June 12-13 where the first day was an internal PSDI meeting while the second day was DGCF level consultation meeting. The PSDI internal discussed the DIM (problem inventory list) and went through each article of the ministerial decree 48/2014 (Fishing Logbook Ministerial Decree). These documents were later consulted to the all the directorates of DGCF and NGOs at the second day. These meetings resulted a draft of DIM and inputs for revising articles of the ministerial decree which the consultant will be working on.