SUCOFINDO assists Government overcoming IUU Fishing
One of the crucial problem facing Indonesia is Illegal, Unreported dan Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.
One of the
crucial problem facing
Based on FAO 2009 data,
Therefore, IUU fishing practices, in particular illegal fishing has been the most serious problem that shall be anticipated as soon as possible since it jeopardizes sustainability of marine and fishery resources that leads to the country’s crisis of economy
Starting January 1st 2010, European Committee has put into effect a new regulation ie Council Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2008 dated September 2008 on the Establishment Community System To Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported And Unegulated Fishing.
This regulation will
prevent acceptance of fishery product resulted from Illegal, Unreported And
Unregulated Fishing practices. In other
words, only legal products can entry EU countries
This new regulation from EU Committee stands as implementation form of tracibility system principle for food product, particularly fishery product resulted from catching process.
This principle of traceability is implemented through the so-called Catch Certification scheme which is used as ascertaining fact that the products are resulted through legal ways of catching.
This sort of fishing
products shall be evidenced with detailed records that specify information
ranging from catching location up to processing unit
This regulation is applied to all fishing products directly or indirectly entering EU resulted from catching activities, including those of Indonesian-flag vessels.
This regulation directly
gives impact to EU-destined exporting countries like
Up to the
date, issuance of the Cathing Certificate by
This, in turns, has potential
to end up with rejection of Catching Certificate from
has been established for the issuance of catching certification issuance,
certification database management and electronic filing system at
In this regards, PT.SUCOFINDO has been awarded a project worth Rp. 13 Billion from the ministry to fulfill the above needs through a transparent and objective tender mechanism.
SUCOFINDO is in position to establish Automated Issuance System of Catching Certificate that will assure speed and accuracy of data in conformance with requirement stated in EC NO. 1005/2008. This upgraded system will prevent counterfeit and misuse of Indonesian catching certificate