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Anova takes part in International Coastal Cleanup Day

Ocean plastics is an huge threat to the health of our oceans and the safety and quality of the seafood […]

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Fishing & Living celebrates World Tuna Day in Vietnam

The United Nations (UN) established World Tuna Day on May 2 to raise awareness about the importance of tuna and […]

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F&L, VINATUNA and local supplier organize FIP training workshop for Phu Yen fishermen

On January 19, 2019, Fishing & Living Program together with VINATUNA and Hong Ngoc Company organized a training workshop on […]

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F&L and VINATUNA organize another fishermen training workshop in Phu Yen

As part of the Vietnam Yellowfin FIP program, the Fishing & Living Program together with the Vietnam Tuna Association (VINATUNA) […]

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Vietnam FIP: F&L develops an app to collect information on bycatch

Currently bycatch data is not collected consistently in fishermen logbooks. Therefore, Fishing & Living developed an app to collect data […]

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Vietnam FIP: raising awareness on vulnerable species through calendars

Fishing & Living designed and distributed calendars for fishermen to raise awareness on the importance of protecting turtles and sharks. […]

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Anova Food USA makes commitment at the Our Oceans Conference 2018

During the Our Oceans conference 2018 that took place in October in Bali, Anova Food USA, committed to sourcing 100% of […]

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Safety-at-Sea training in Obi Island

October 2017 On October 1st, 2017 MDPI in partnership with USAID SEA and local suppliers, organized a Safety-at-Sea training for […]

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USAID Indonesia and MDPI partner for Fair Trade implementation in Eastern Indonesia

July 2017 On July 25th, 2017, USAID Indonesia launched a Fair Trade program for the handline tuna fishery in North […]

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Sea Turtle & Sharks Fisher Awareness in Vietnam Tuna Fisheries

As part of the Vietnam Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Tuna fisheries, Fishing & Living designed posters on sharks and sea […]

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Vietnam FIP: Observer program & Distribution of Circle Hooks

April 2017 Phu Yen, Vietnam As part of the activities planned for the Vietnam Yellowfin Tuna Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), WWF […]

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MDPI and Anova Food LLC Indonesian supplier partner with USAID OCEANS

04-11-2017 Anova Food LLC’s partner NGO in Indonesia, Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), is one of the main technical partners […]

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Vietnam FIP: Traceability Audits

Nha Trang, Vietnam – April 2017 During the last FIP annual meeting conduct at Nha Trang in October 2016, four […]

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Vietnam FIP: FIP Industry Advisory Group Meeting

December 2016 The annual FIP Industry Advisory Group (IAG) meeting took place over the course of two-days (October 24-25, 2016) […]

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Vietnam Community Event: Children learn about the Ocean with Fishing & Living

October 2016 On October 23rd, 50 students from 2 schools in the fishing town of Tuy Hoa (located in central […]

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Vietnam FIP: Fishing & Living organizes third fishermen training

June 2016 As part of its commitment to the Vietnam Tuna Fishery Improvement Project, Anova/Fishing & Living, a partner in the […]

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Indonesia Fair Trade program: 3 New Fishermen Associations in Seram

May 2016 Following the great success of the Fair Trade program in fishing communities in Buru, Seram and Ambon islands, […]

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Cook Islands FIP: Sustainability training conducted for LTFV staff

April 2016 On 14 April 2016 consultant Mike A. McCoy of Gillett, Preston and Associates conducted a workshop in Zhoushan, […]

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Seram Fair Trade fishermen associations receive Fair Trade Premium

March 2016 Following their official certification in January 2016, the 5 fishermen associations from Seram, Indonesia, received their first Fair Trade […]

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Vietnam FIP: Fishing & Living conducts logbook training in Vietnam

February 2016, Phu Yen, Vietnam As part of the Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for the Vietnam handline and longline tuna […]

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Fishing & Living Vietnam conducts Community Needs Assessment in Vietnam Tuna Fisheries

December 2015 With the support of OXFAM, ICAFIS and Fishing & Living, the Vietnam Tuna Association (VINATUNA) conducted a workshop […]

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Fishing & Living team grows in Vietnam!

November 2015 Anova/Fishing & Living has been involved in the Vietnam Longline/Handline tuna FIP since 2012 and became an industry […]

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Vietnam FIP undergoes annual progress review

October 2015, Nha Trang, Vietnam As part of the annual progress review of the Vietnam Tuna Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), […]

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Fishing & Living donates GPS units to Indonesian Handline fishermen

October 2015 Anova/Fishing & Living donated GPS units to handline fishermen in Obi (North Maluku, Indonesia). Over the past 6 […]

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US Embassy visits Fishing & Living Indonesia

August 2015, Bali, Indonesia The Ambassador of the United States to Indonesia (Robert Blake), the Consul General (Heather Variava) and […]

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Sustainability Workshop takes place as part of Vietnam Tuna FIP

July 2015, Phu Yen, Tuy Hoa As part of the Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for the handline and longline tuna fishery in […]

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Indonesia Tuna FIP Independent Progress Review

May 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia During a 2-day workshop, stakeholders of the Indonesian Tuna Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) met to discuss progress […]

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Fishing & Living celebrates Autism Day

May 2015 On the 2nd of May, Fishing & Living celebrated Autism Day by sponsoring an event held in Madania […]

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Fishing & Living celebrates National Education Day

May 2015 Celebrating National Education Day every 2nd of May, Fishing & Living sponsored an Road awareness event bringing together Gianyar […]

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Anova/Fishing & Living partners with Fair Trade suppliers to improve tuna receiving stations

April 2015 The Fair Trade fisheries program aims to promote resilient livelihoods in coastal communities through enhanced environmental stewardship, ecosystem […]

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Fair Trade update from the Field

April 2015 Since certification was announced for 4 Fishers Associations last October, our Fair Trade team has been busy working […]

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February 2015- Indonesian Handline Yellowfin FIP Update and Review

Over the last few months, a lot of progress has been made on the Indonesian Fisheries Improvemet Project! The FIP […]

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Fishing & Living meets with Handline and Pole & Line organizations for FIP Progress Review and Planning

25-26 January 2015, Bali, Indonesia Fishing & Living meets with partner NGO Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), the Pole & Line […]

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Fishing & Living wins Seafood Champion Award for Innovation

February 2015 At this years Seafood Summit in New Orleans,  Anova’s Fishing  & Living program was awarded for the Seafood […]

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Vietnam FIP- Fishing & Living meets with local FIP stakeholders

February 2015 January 2015- TUY HOA, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam- Fishing & Living and the Vietnam Tuna Fisheries Association (Vinatuna) […]

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Vietnam FIP Observer Training- 23-27 December 2014

January 2015 With the support of WWF, the Vietnamese Department of Capture Fisheries and Resource Protection (DECAFIREP) conducted a 5-day […]

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Fair Trade stakeholders share their experiences

December 2014 Last November, a small group of handline fishermen in Waepure, Buru Island obtained the first Fair Trade certification […]

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Fishing & Living attends WCPFC’s 11th Annual Commission Meeting

December 2014 The 11th WCPFC annual commission meeting took place on the first week of December (1-5 December). Fishing & […]

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Vietnam FIP- Anova Fishing & Living signs Partner Agreement with WWF

December 2014 Anova’s president Darren Zobrist, WWF Coral Triangle Program FIP coordinator Keith Symington and WWF US Fisheries Vice President […]

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Indonesian Fishermen become FairTrade certified

November 2014 In October 2014, 8 fishermen associations became certified against the first FairTrade Wild Capture Fisheries standard. Since August […]

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MDPI accomodates for Workshop for Harvest Control Rules for tuna fisheries in Indonesia

November 2014 Working towards the finalization of the National Tuna Management Plan (NTMP), the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries […]

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What is Sustainable Fisheries Management?

November 2014 What are target and limit reference points? A Reference Point is a benchmark value that helps managers decide […]

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Fishing & Living visits MDPI in Bali

October 2014 Fishing & Living spent 2 weeks in Bali with the MDPI team to review FIP progress and update […]

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Indonesia: National Tuna Management Plan – Public Consultation

October 2014 The 4th Public Consultation of the Indonesia Tuna Management Plan (NTMP) was held in Bogor in early of […]

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Capacity Building Workshop to train Cook Islands Longline Captains

September 2014 On 26-27 August 2014, fisheries consultant Mike McCoy met with staff from the Cook Islands Ministry of Marine […]

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Fishing & Living is a finalist for the Seafood Champion Award 2015

September 2014 The Seafood Champion Award finalist was announced in Hongkong 4 September and the winner will be presented at […]

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Vietnam- First Milestones for the Fishery Improvement Project

September 2014 The first FIP implementation workshop for the Vietnam longline and handline yellowfin fishery took place last week in […]

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Bumble Bee/ Anova make a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative

July 2014 Bumble Bee / Anova will fund and coordinate thorough Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), an assessment of Banda […]

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MDPI conducts First Medical Response training for fishermen

July 2014 Basic training in First Medical Response (MFR) for FairTrade Fishermen and Fishing Industry in Ambon, Maluku   As […]

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IFITT program presented at the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade

July 2014 MDPI, Fishing & Living’s partner organization in Indonesia, presented its work on traceability and FairTrade in Indonesia The […]

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Fishing & Living attends WCPFC workshop in Da Nang, Vietnam

July 2014 Last June 19th and 20th, Fishing & Living attended the 3rd annual catch estimate workshop, in Da Nang, […]

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Fishing & Living visits Tuy Hoa to identity potential FIP activities

July 2014 Last June, Fishing & Living visited Tuy Hoa Port in Vietnam to meet stakeholders and identify potential FIP […]

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Fishing & Living attends ASEAN FIP Protocol Public Meeting

July 2014 Last June 18th, Vietnamese fisheries stakeholders including scientists, fishermen and industry associations got together in Nha Trang to […]

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Tuna industry in Indonesia moving forward and committing to sustainability

July 2014 Anova, MDPI, other industry, NGOs and Indonesian government join forces through AP2HI to move Indonesian handline and Pole […]

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Seafood companies and associations send joint letter to WCPFC

June 2014 Seafood companies and trade association active in the WCPO submitted a joint letter requesting WCPFC to ensure updated […]

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Environmental Workshop to celebrate Coral Triangle Day 6 June 2014 in the Muhammadiyah Teacher Training University, Maumere

June 2014 Maumere is one of MDPIs data collection locations and hence is also the recipient of various social programs […]

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Fishing & Living takes part in Industry Alignment Meeting to reach MSC certification

June 2014 Fishing & Living participated, together with 27 other Marine Stewardship Council client groups and participants of FIPs to […]

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Fishing & Living welcomes the MSC Benchmarking tool

June 2014 Fishing & Living welcome the launch of the MSC Benchmarking tool: “As a company really entrenched in FIPs, […]

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Indonesian Pole & Line and Handline industry join forces through new Association

May 2014 Last 19th and 20th of May, Indonesian Pole & Line and Handline industry players joined forces through the […]

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Preparing for Micronesian Tuna Fishery Improvement Program

May 2014 ANOVA and Luen Thai Fishing Ventures are currently planning to launch a Fishery Improvement Program for the longline […]

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MDPI celebrating our partner fishermen

April 2014 MDPI celebrating our partner fishermen: a range of events in MDPI field sites to appreciate the ongoing partnership […]

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Impact study of Fairtrade Certification on fishing communities

April 2014 How much impact does the Fairtrade Certification have on fishermen communities? Wageningen intern Mariette, with MDPI field staff […]

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MDPI visits school in Lombok to learn about the Ocean

April 2014 MDPI visits elementary students in East Lombok to learn about the functioning of the ocean in an interactive […]

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Anova speaks at Marine Stewardship Council Developing World Conference

April 2014 Anova LLC sustainability and marketing advisor, Mark MacPherson presented at the MSC conference on developing world fisheries in […]

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Preparations for Crew Trainings in the Cook Islands

April 2014 Since February 2014, FIP partners have been active in preparing crew trainings with regards to national and regional […]

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Vietnam Tuna FIP Launch Anticipated for April 2014

March 2014 Since September 2012, Fishing & Living has been involved in the Vietnamese Fisheries Improvement Program for Handline and […]

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IFITT: Improving Fisheries Information and Traceability for Tuna

February 2014 IFITT is a new program recently taken on by MDPI (Fishing & Livings’ closely partnering NGO, see previous […]

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I-Fish Explained: Why is data collection so important for Indonesian Fisheries?

February 2014 The team of Fishing & Living have been collecting data under the USAID funded program (Fishing & Living- […]

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New Recruit To The Fishing & Living Team

February 2014 Hi Everyone! Having just graduated from Wageningen University last October, I am very excited to become a part […]

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Fair Trade Training For New Sustainability Site Managers

February 2014 On 20-24 January 2014 last, three newly hired port sampling sites managers (who will be placed in already […]

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MDPI and Anova Fishing & Living form a partnership

January 2014 MDPI and Anova Fishing & Living form a partnership which aims towards improvement and development of sustainable tuna […]

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Fishing & Living Improved Personnels in Maluku and Maumere

January 2014 New appointments have been done in two main sites of Maluku, which are in Asilulu and Buru; and […]

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Fishermen’s Group Formation in Ambon, the Basis for Fairtrade Implementation

December 2013 On 13-14th December, the Fishing and Living team facilitated the forming of a fishermen’s group in our Fairtrade […]

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Fairtrade Coffee Farmer shares Fairtrade success with fishermen

November 2013 Fairtrade Coffee Farmer shares Fairtrade success with fishermen involving in the development phase of the Fairtrade Capture Fisheries […]

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Forming fisher associations as a basis for Fairtrade Implementation

November 2013 This November the Fishing & Living team has poured immense efforts into the formation of fisher associations, specifically […]

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Fairtrade USA Scoping visit to fishing communities

November 2013 West Ambon, Moluccas The Fairtrade USA draft capture fisheries standard is currently under development with research, discussion and […]

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Fishing & Living Team building and empowerment meeting

October 2013 This week the fishing & Living team had their annual planning to develop activities for the coming year […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry visits Fishing & Living

October 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry Praises Anova Food, LLC/USAID Supported Fishing and Living™ Foundation During Bali Visit Secretary […]

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Cook Islands Albacore longline tuna fishery enters MSC full assessment

September 2013 Given the results of the pre-assessment, LTFV commissioned an MSC full assessment of UoC (1) Longline caught South […]

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F&L Team Supports Victims of Flooding

September 2013 On July 25, there was a big flood in Negeri Lima village, Central Maluku district and the flooding […]

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Fishing & Living Team Sponsors Beach Cleanup in Bali

July 2013 A local Indonesian music band celebrated the launch of their 5th album by hosting a beach cleanup environmental […]

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Fishing & Living™ Conducts a FIP scoping visit in Cook Islands

July 2013 Fishing & Living™ Conduct a FIP Focused Site Visit to Pago-Pago, American Samoa Focusing on the Cook Island […]

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Quality Awareness Program for Fishermen in Assilulu, Mollucas

July 2013 32 small scale fishermen and workers from locally based tuna processing miniplants joined this workshop to give awareness […]

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Bone, South Sulawesi is Added to the Fishing & Living Active Field Sites.

July 2013 An eighth fishermen livelihood center with active enumerators conducting the Fishing & living port sampling program has been […]

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Public- Private Partnership Collaboration Activity: Training of Trainer

July 2013 The Fishing & living™ program partnered with Fish Quarantine Inspection Agency (FQIA) & Valcapfish-Agency For Marine And Fisheries […]

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Fishing & Living Sustainability Workshop Conducted for the Fisheries High School, SUPM, Bone, South Sulawesi

July 2013 Fishing & Living Sustainability Workshop Conducted for the Fisheries High School, SUPM, Bone, South Sulawesi The Fishing & […]

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The Rainbow Warrior Visits Bali and the F&L Team Sign Greenpeace’s Declaration for Sustainable Development

June 2013 The Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace campaigning vessel, docked in Bali on June 1st as part of their ongoing […]

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The Fishing & Living Team has Made Much Progress in 4 Months with a Small Grant From USAID

May 2013 The small grant for Anova’s Fishing & Living Program is now in its 4th month, and the Fishing […]

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The Fishing & Living Team Introduces Logbooks to Small Boat Fishermen

May 2013 According to Indonesian law, every fishing vessel which lands in a port or landing site should complete a […]

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Workshop for Fishermen Held in South Sulawesi

May 2013 On May 9th, the Fishing & Living team conducted workshop in a small fishing community in South Sulawesi. […]

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Fishing & Living completes 7th Field Office in Eastern Indonesia

May 2013 After completing another Fishing & Living training  and office setup on Ambon Island in Molucca (21-27 April), we […]

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Donations Provided to Local Elementary School and Kindergarten

May 2013 The Fishing & Living Initiative provided new sporting equipment to a local elementary school in Lombok, including new […]

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Four Additional Enumerators Hired and Trained in Buru Island, Moluccas

April 2013 Our team of trainers have  just finished their third training for 2013. This time 4 new enumerators were […]

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Attendence at ASEAN Public-Private Informal Taskforce for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture meeting, Bali

March 2013 March 27-28, members of the Fishing & Living initiative attended the 1st meeting of the ASEAN Public-Private Informal […]

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Fishing & Living participates in the 3rd Coral Triangle Regional Business Forum

March 2013 Members of the Fishing & Living initiative attended the 3rd Coral Triangle Regional Business Forum in Bali, Indonesia […]

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The Fishing & Living Program Adds 6 Additional Enumerators to Staff

March 2013 The training of 6 new enumerators in East Nusa Tenggara is complete, addingl 4 active enumerators in Kupang […]

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One Week Enumerator Training Program Begins

March 2013 The Fishing & Living team began a 1 week training of new enumerators for the implementation of our […]

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USAID awards grant to Fishing & Living

USAID has recognized the successful results of the Fishing and Living™ initiative and has awarded a grant to significantly expand […]

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Fishing & Living released Safety at Sea manual for small-scale fisheries

February 2013 The manual is part of our current community initiative to improve the safety of the fishermen.

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Visit from BESTTuna Program at Wageningen University

February 2013 BESTTuna Program from Wageningen University of the Netherlands visited Fishing and Living site in Lombok to learn about […]

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The Fishing & Living Team scopes out 3 potential landing sites

February 2013 February 17-22: the Fishing & Living Team took a trip to Nusa Tenggara Timor (NTT) to survey 3 […]

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Meeting with DKP Lombok-Head of the department of capture fisheries

February 2013 The Fishing and Living team visited district Fisheries Services (DKP) of East Lombok.  The team met with Mr. […]

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Attendance at NTB Data Collection Meeting

January 2013 The Fishing & Living team attended the 3rd Tuna Data Collection Committee meeting for the region North and […]

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Fishing and Living Program chairing the Coastal Tuna Fisheries Coordination Meeting in Indonesia

January 2013 On January 21st, 2013 in Jakarta, Fishing and Living Program Manager, Aditya Utama, was chairing the coordination meeting […]

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Fishing and Living Team meets with WWF Indonesia today

January 2013 Today in Jakarta,  managers of the Fishing and Living program met with Iman of WWF Indonesia Fisheries to […]

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Fishing and Living Team hires new Project Manager, Momo Kochen

January 2013 The Fishing and Living Program will commence a new project in Indonesia, focusing on enhancements to the Handline […]

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Fishing and Living Program Move On in 2013 with the support of USAID IMACS Project

In February 2013, Fishing and Living Program will receive a grant from USAID to expand the Fishing and Living Program […]

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Fishing and Living Team conducted Field Survey to East Nusa Tenggara

The Fishing and Living Program team conducted a field survey to assess the possibility for data collection expansion within the […]

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Fishing and Living Program conducted FIP Evaluation Workshop

December 2012 In December 2012, The Fishing and Living program with the support from WWF USA had a 3 day […]

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Surveying of Maluku Fisheries

November 2012 We went to Maluku (Mollucas) and conducted a site survey to assess the landing activity for the Fishing […]

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Strong Support from Chen Woo for the Fishing and Living Program

October 2012 Chen Woo Company, a close partner to the Fishing and Living Program, visited the office to discuss the […]

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Teaching Local Fishermen about Sustainability in Fisheries

October 2012 Our strategy is not just telling the fishermen that they must engage sustainable practices at once but, by […]

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Vietnam FIP-Fishing & Living attends first stakeholder meeting

September 2012 The Fishing and Living program is now working with WWF Vietnam, the MSC, and industry representatives including major […]

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Collaborative Research between Fishing and Living and USAID IMACS

September 2012 USAID IMACS has helped conduct a collaborative research project assessing the genetics of yellowfin tuna. The project involves […]

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Water Filter Donation to Widya Asih Foundation in Karangasem, Bali

August 2012 Yayasan Widya Asih is home and shelter to children coming from poor families throughout Bali. It is where […]

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Collaboration with BESTuna Program (Wageningen University)

August 2012 We have a very strong partnership with Wageningen University and Indonesia Institute of Agriculture to work under their […]

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School Children Awareness Programs in Awareness Lombok

June 2012 We hosted an event coinciding with World Ocean Day and Coral Triangle Day. The event was to raise […]

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Anova FoodNominated for Award of Corporate Excellence (ACE) by Secretary Hillary Clinton

The Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) is given annually by the U.S. State Department to American companies who exhibit good […]

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Helmets Distribution to Fishermen’s Children in Local Communities in Bali

We distributed helmets to all fishermen children in two local coastal communities in Bali. The main goal of this event […]

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