Indonesia: Climate change and unsustainable fishing practices will wipe out tuna profits

Published Dec 1, 2023

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A new investigation by Planet Tracker warns that climate change and unsustainable fishing practices in Indonesian waters will severely impact tuna profits unless companies take urgent action. The industrial tuna sector in Indonesia, the world's largest producer, is still lacking sustainability and faces challenges such as bycatch and overfishing. Implementing nature-positive measures and improving traceability and transparency can offset the negative impact of climate change and safeguard long-term profits for companies in the industry, according to Planet Tracker.
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Climate change and unsustainable fishing practices will wipe out tuna profits in Indonesian waters unless companies implement nine nature-positive actions A new investigation by Planet Tracker reveals that profits in the industrial Indonesian tuna sector will all but disappear due to climate change unless companies adopt nine nature-positive measures now. Despite significant progress, sustainability is still poor within the industrial fleets that catch tuna in Indonesia, the world’s largest producer. One key concern is bycatch: every year, the 256 large-scale tuna vessels that Planet Tracker tracked via Global Fishing Watch catch millions of animals like turtles, dolphins, sharks or other fish species instead of tuna. Very often, the tuna they catch is too young, putting future revenue at risk and contributing to overfishing. Out of the 791,000 tonnes of tuna caught in Indonesian waters in 2021, the majority is overfished, subject to overfishing or harvested above recommended ...
Source: Fish Focus
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