January was a productive month full of meetings and coordination. 08 January 2018, Control Document training was held in Semarang and attended by all auditors of APRI, SFP, NFI Crab Council and Crab Group of the Diponegoro University. The importance of an independent Control Document system was highlighted as a tool for responsible supply chain management.
Control Document trials will begin in February. Full implementation of the Control Document is scheduled to commence in the first half of 2018.
17 January 2018 a meeting was held at the Provincial MAF Office Surabaya. This Provincial meeting with APRI, NFI Crab Council and Brawijaya University research team was to discuss a crab mapping project and draft of Governor decree on formation of BSC fisheries management team.
Following a presentation by APRI, the NFI Crab Council expressed appreciation for the provincial effort to aid in crab sustainability. Led by the Capture Fisheries Division Mr. Gunawan Saleh, the meeting agreed on the following: