BMP TUNA FISHERY: A GUIDE TO CATCHING AND HANDLING
Praise be to God Almighty for the completion of the preparation of Better Management Practices (BMP) Tuna Fisheries, Catching and Handling Guidelines 2nd Edition. The preparation of the 2nd Edition of BMP has gone through several stages, namely field data collection and desk study, pilot project activities in several locations, internal review of the WWF Indonesia Foundation fisheries team and Focus Group Discussion with fisheries experts as external expert reviewers.
This BMP is a practical guide that can be applied in tuna fishing in small-scale fisheries and post-catch handling. Most of the information materials were obtained from the experience of the WWF Indonesia Foundation fisheries team in several tuna fishing locations such as Solor-Alor and Wakatobi. This BMP is a living document that will continue to be refined and adjusted to developments in the field as well as suggestions and input from related parties.
Our gratitude goes to the Department of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of East Nusa Tenggara Province, Districts of Alor, Lembata, East Flores, Wakatobi, Solor-Alor and Wakatobi Fishermen Forum, Hasanuddin University Makassar for their assistance, cooperation, input and corrections in the preparation. We are always open to all parties for all suggestions and constructive criticism for the sake of improvement, and we do not forget to apologize if there are errors and shortcomings in the preparation process and content of this BMP.