Driving Social Responsibility Improvements in Small-Scale Fisheries – Experience and Lessons Learnt from Indonesian Tuna Fisheries

This session is focused highlighting the unique challenges faced by SSFs in terms of meeting social responsibility requirements of the marketplace. IPNLF will give an overview of how it is driving social responsibility improvements in Indonesian fisheries and the important lessons learned in the process.  Topics covered will include; developing grievance mechanisms, socializing labor standards, facilitating Fisher Information Centers, meeting the SRAT FIP requirements, and supporting Fair Trade US certification efforts. This session will also give discuss the importance of IPNLFs efforts collecting socio-economic data and how this work helps inform fisheries management strategies for more equitable outcomes.

Shannon Hardisty

Indonesia Strategy Manager, International Pole and Line Foundation

Shannon is a social-ecological scientist with a passion for the ocean, which was sparked by a turtle and a toothbrush. She joined IPNLF in 2020 as a researcher and worked in the social responsibility team, helping evidence the social benefits of one-by-one caught tuna, and researching labour and human rights issues in small-scale fisheries. Shannon has also been the project co-ordinator for a sustainable fisheries and communities trust, working with scholars, legal experts, and journalists working towards a sustainable ocean around the world; as well as contributing to investigations into shark finning and labour rights abuses. As Indonesia Strategy Manager, Shannon works with funders, IPNLF members, researchers, and most importantly the Yayasan IPNLF Indonesia team to implement fishery improvement activities under the various grants whilst seeking out new opportunities and collaborations.