Processor

JALA Seafood

Indonesia
1
Year of IPNLF Membership

JALA fishery products come from the pristine, untouched waters of Indonesia’s Talaud island in Sulawesi. Our fishery works to achieve the highest standards in international best practices to manage the quality of the catch and support the livelihoods of artisanal fishing communities. Their traditional fishing methods, have the lowest impact on the environment, and is thus very sustainable.

At JALA, we are dedicated to sourcing only high-quality fish for your palate that, in turn, return greater value to the fishing communities. To achieve this promise, we provide ongoing coaching to our fishers on how to improve the handling process, and equipment. We then facilitate the access that they need to premium markets - such as Australia - so the fishing communities can directly benefit from their high-quality products and strive after their highest potential.

With the embracement of its harmonious communities in connection to breath-taking nature, the people of Indonesia have a deep appreciation for preserving their unique traditions and heritage. One of these practices is artisanal fishing craft over generations in the numerous coastal fisheries of Talaud.

By meticulously following traditional methods of catch in small boats that are known as Pakura, we deliver premium quality products that stay true to tradition and ensure that fish continue to thrive in marine habitats. These boats exemplify the very traditions that Talaud cherishes: they carry only one to two fishers per vessel who would be back on land within a day to their home & families — symbolising how close-knit the people of Talaud live.

At A Glance

Supplying to
Australia
The Family JALA are a family business

One of the things that bind Aninda and Anthony as a married couple is their profound desire to give back to society and build together something meaningful that would empower the people around them. This is how their newborn baby — JALA was created.

Vision

JALA is fanatical about quality. We deliver premium products to our consumers by demonstrating social responsibility that empowers the small-scale fishing community and by managing oceans’ sustainability at all times.

Mission Two pillars
  1. Commit to work with the fishers on a long-term relationship on best practices, through technical support such as education of handling techniques and providing equipment

  2. Connect artisanal fisheries with premium market through transparency and full traceability all along the chain, from the time of catch to the moment it lands to your plate

Values

Respect and humility for the environment, community and consumers ; Being game-changer by redefining quality standards ; Honesty drives us as we ensure transparency.

Fisher Education

JALA run a program with fishers in Talaud which teaches them better management and fish handling, ensuring their catch is suitable for export.

High Quality Processing

JALA have built a new ice factory which is used to help the fishers keep their catch fresh on it's journey to the JALA processing facilities.

We were touched by the realisation of how these fishing traditions have become an essential source of income for the people of Talaud and the degree to which it enhances the cultural traditions of these local coastal communities. At the same time, it was heartbreaking for us to see all these beautiful glistening fish being sold at the market with no proper management methods — there was no access to ice or cold storage and what was not sold on the day would end up as waste as no access to other markets. Getting the chance to hear out the stories of these fishers opened our hearts — so we made a vow to help them.

Anthony & Aninda

Our Fishery

Talaud Handline yellowfin tuna

Pacific Ocean
While monthly catch rates of tuna are high in the Talaud fishery, the total fishing season only runs from May to October.
Indonesia
Yellowfin Tuna
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Company Policies and Reports

Our JALA fishery products come from the pristine, untouched waters of Indonesia’s Talaud island in Sulawesi. Our fishery works to achieve the highest standards in international best practices to manage the quality of the catch and support the livelihoods of artisanal fishing communities. Their traditional fishing methods, have the lowest impact on the environment, and is thus very sustainable.

At JALA, we are dedicated to sourcing only high-quality fish for your palate that, in turn, return greater value to the fishing communities. To achieve this promise, we provide ongoing coaching to our fishermen on how to improve the handling process, and equipment. We then facilitate the access that they need to premium markets - such as Australia - so the fishing communities can directly benefit from their high-quality products and strive after their highest potential.