The TLFF sustainable fisheries initiative encourages public-private partnerships to support sustainable fisheries market development through data-driven policies and management.

Program Pillars

Program Integration
E-Logbook Optimization
Capacity Building
Business and Private Sector Prototype

Project Roadmap

  1. National Webinar: Data-driven Governance of Snapper and Grouper Fisheries
    • National Workshop: Data-driven Governance of Snapper and Grouper Fisheries
    • Initiate program and roadmap for the programs with the Minister of MoMAF and other high-level officials from relevant institutions
    • for data-driven policy for sustainable catch fisheries, political commitments for public-private collaborations, and partnership engagements

  2. Workshop 1: Data Collection Gap Analysis and Best Practices
    • Optimization of E-Logbook Application to support Measurable Fisheries
    • Integrate and mobilize resources from existing initiatives from private sectors, NGOs, and Development Actors for strengthening E-Logbook system including data collection programs
    • Identify roadmap for integrated data collection and data-driven policy development
    • Disseminate roadmap to key stakeholders for collaboration
  3. Workshop 2: Data System Roadmap for Sustainable Snapper and Grouper Fisheries
    • Technical Workshop on Data System Roadmap for Sustainable Snapper and Grouper Fisheries
    • TLFF, MoMAF, YKAN, and ADI develop data system roadmap for policy recommendations to industry and MoMAF
    • Initiate draft of data protocol for data collection and management
  4. Workshop 3: Snapper Grouper Data Protocol
    • The last of a workshop series that bring together key public-private stakeholders to converse around practical steps towards sustainable fishery management in Indonesia
    • Focuses on the technical aspects of a data system, such as how data will be collected, stored, processed and analysed
    • Identifying key thresholds such as what % will be considered overfishing
    • Workshop is hosted with support from third party independent data expert
  5. Policy Recommendation Submission to MoMAF
    • TLFF will submit a policy recommendation to MoMFA as the final milestone of the project
    • The submission will contain 3 key items: 1) Demersal Fisheries Data System Roadmap (workshop 1 &2 output); 2) Snapper Grouper Data Protocol (workshop 3 output); and 3) Discussion summary in the form of a policy recommendation and an activity log
    • The submission will incorporate inputs from both private and public sectors, serving as a practical and cohesive action plan that can be easily adopted by MoMFA

Key Partnerships


  • A road map collectively agreed by MoMAF, private sector, and NGO/development sectors on the transition of data governance, application, timeline, and roles and responsibilities
  • A data system protocol developed through public-private partnership and submitted as a policy recommendation to the MoMAF for potential adoption
  • Increased awareness on industry governance and transparency
  • Catalysed partnerships and collaboration among government, private sectors, and NGOs


M. Zulficar Mochtar

Senior Advisor for TLFF Sustainable Fisheries Programme

Akhmad Solihin

Advisor for TLFF Sustainable Fisheries Programme

Featured Event

Data-driven Management of Snapper and Grouper

Data-driven Management of Snapper and Grouper

24-23 August 2021
09.00 - 12.30, Indonesia time, GMT+7, Online
Indonesia is one of the main producers of snapper and grouper in the world. A data driven approach is critical in achieving sustainable management of demersal fisheries. The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, in collaboration with the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF), The Nature Conservancy in Indonesia (YKAN) and the Indonesian Demersal Association (ADI), is organising a webinar to discuss best practice for demersal management, particularly in building an integrated data system that will serve as a strong foundation for policymaking.