Code of Conduct



ADI – Code of Conduct (2019)



By using reference, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (2012) Recreational Fisheries FAO Technical Guidelines for responsible fisheries ADI/PPDI make agreement of Code of Conduct practices.

Realising that all fishing activities must adhere to Indonesian government laws and regulations relevant to the management of Demersal fisheries.

Recognizing the legal framework, Anggaran Dasar, Anggaran Rumah Tangga (AD/ART), of the Indonesian Demersal Association (ADI) or Perkumpulan Perikanan Demersal Indonesia (PPDI).

Recognizing that ADI members represent a diverse range of seafood companies throughout the supply chain such as fishers, vessel owners, traders, and processors.

This Code of Conduct sets out principles and standards of thinking, behaviour and culture for responsible industry practices for ADI members. These commitments have been designed to ensure best food safety responsible harvest of fishery resources, traceable, ethical labour practices and support regional and national fishery management and commitment to sustainability demersal fisheries.

The Code should be updated follow to new regulatory standards requirements.

Objectives of the Code of Conduct

  1. ADI members agree that sustainability is primary effort then the business will be sustained.
  2. The vessels in ADI supply chains should be complied with the laws and regulations governing Indonesian fisheries. The seafood processing should support to vessel company or fisherman.
  3. ADI members as a seafood processing comply with the laws and regulations governing Indonesian fisheries.
  4. ADI as organization serve to members in education and increased experience.
  5. ADI as a place of communication between foreign and domestic consumers
  6. All elements of management and members of PPDI must maintain the name, dignity of the association and give a role so that the association develops in accordance with its objectives
  7. All elements of the management and members of PPDI are obliged to avoid disgraceful acts or other crimes that prevent the association from developing;
  8. Competition of each member in the association can occur, but still must maintain harmonious relations between members and should support each other for the better governance of the association
  9. Prohibition from using the association for the benefit of individuals who are contrary to the rules of the association.


Fishery Compliance

Each member shall:

  1. Fishing vessels should register including information on the fishing gears, on the Fishing Vessel Record and Record of Active Fishing Vessel (SIPEPI, SIMKADA)
  2. The Vessel should have a license and all required certificates (SIPI, SIKPI, and SIPR) adhering to Indonesia laws and regulations for the fishing vessel.
  3. The vessels have > 30GT will be fitted with a fully operational vessel monitoring system (VMS), AIS for vessel > 60 GT.
  4. All vessels that supply fish to ADI’s member are listed, certified, and operate under Indonesian Laws and Regulations.
  5. Not buy the fish from supplier where the fish come from Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing practices.


Fishery Operation

Each member shall:

  1. Promote to Chain fishing catch chain do not catch Endangered Threatened and Protected (ETP) species included sharks, sea turtles, marine mammals, sea birds, and others.
  2. Promote the fishermen have trained best practice of catching and post-harvest.
  3. Understand that fishing gear could impact to environment then know make safe the coral on sea.
  4. Promote the vessel must have legal document to catch the seafood on the sea. Step by step the vessel or fishermen have CPIB Certified (Sertifikat Cara Penanganan Ikan Yang Baik).
  5. ADI promote that all crew boat or vessel have trained by competent authority and certified.
  6. Food processing should produce the good product with concern to Food Safety, Quality, Legality & Authenticity. At least the company has HACCP & GFSI Certificate.


Using the Baitfish

Each member shall:

  1. Involve in workshops and pilot studies to improve management of bait fish fisheries;
  2. Involve in training courses for best practices in handling, storage, and utilization of baitfish to optimize bait to catch ratios, as requested;
  3. Use the bait fish from legal operators.


Concern to Environment of the Sea

Each member shall:

  1. Promote supply chain against to pollution of marine environment like plastic, cotton butts, etc.
  2. Maintain and avoid damage to coral reefs.


Fishery Improvement Programs (FIP)

Each member shall:

  1. Active in discussion to build FIP in the future.
  1. Attend and active to FIP programs that the program has been decided in the Quarterly meeting.
  2. Focusing the FIP to traceability & sustainability programs.
  3. Agree to collaborate with Government, NGO, Institution & University, Research company etc.


Participation & Contribution

Each member shall:

  1. Invite and participate in ADI’s Quarterly Meeting at least 75% attend; If unable to attend can be represented.
  2. Has paid the annual mandatory contributions according to AD & ART


Employee & Labour
Each member shall:

  1. Complied with National labour laws and regulations.
  2. Have the program to increase education of employee.
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