PT Berkat Kelautan Nusantara (NUSATUNA) is a fish processor and distributor specializing in high-quality Indonesian handline tuna and finished goods such as tuna steaks and saku for export to the US and other world markets. The company is managed by a group of industry veterans as well as talented newcomers from different industries who share the same vision of producing sustainable, carbon-neutral products.
NUSATUNA's tuna is caught by Indonesian handline tuna fishermen involved in the AP2HI Tuna FIP. All of their fishermen catch tuna by handline, in small vessels, which helps to reduce the environmental impact of the fishing process as well as ensure that the tuna is sourced responsibly.
NUSATUNA's goal is for its Bitung factory to be the first carbon-neutral tuna factory in the world. They are committed to reducing their carbon footprint by analysing all of the factors that cause carbon emissions in their sourcing, processing and distribution operations. This includes purchasing carbon credits in Indonesia to help offset the carbon emissions from utilities such as electricity that cannot be eliminated.
NUSATUNA is a fish processor and distributor that places a strong emphasis on sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. Their commitment to producing sustainable, carbon-neutral products sets them apart in the industry, and their focus on quality and responsible sourcing ensures that customers receive the highest quality tuna products available.
At A Glance
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- Carbon Neutrality Our vision for the future
Our vision is to produce sustainable, carbon-neutral, high-quality Indonesian handline tuna, and finished goods such as steaks and saku for export to the US and other world markets.
Our Mission is to be the leader in Indonesia in new and innovative approaches to the seafood supply chain. We focus on reducing climate change by reducing carbon emissions in the seafood supply chain as our livelihood and millions of fishermen depend on healthy oceans.
We will work towards carbon neutrality in the seafood supply chain emphasizing systems to reduce CO emissions in both fishing and processing operations and, utilizing solar energy and small-scale electric fishing vessels. Although this will be costly in the short term, our goal is ‘to be the change we wish to see in our world’ and enable the development of sustainable carbon-neutral fisheries and create long-term profitable change.
NUSATUNA has set the goal to be carbon neutral by the end of 2024. We are doing this by analyzing all of the factors that cause carbon emissions in our processing and company operations and reducing them. We are also purchasing carbon credits in the country of Indonesia to help offset the carbon emissions from utilities such as electricity that cannot be eliminated. We will keep you posted on our progress!
- Social Responsibility Supply chain monitoring and management
Nusatuna has engaged Sedex in order to establish social responsibility in our tuna supply chain. Sedex is a global non-profit organization that offers an ethical trade platform for companies to monitor and manage their social, ethical and environmental impacts. Implementation of Sedex in our seafood supply chain will help us to practice responsible sourcing of seafood products.
By joining Sedex, we can collaborate with our suppliers, assess their supply chains and mitigate risk by monitoring our suppliers’ and vessels ethical and social performance. Sedex enables businesses to improve their credibility and reputation by ensuring that they comply with national and international labour laws, environmental protection regulations, and product safety standards. Sedex implementation can also help in safeguarding workers’ rights while ensuring the sustainable use of marine resources.
Corporate social responsibility in our local fishing communities is a core value of NusaTuna. In the Bitung area where our main tuna processing facilities are located, we are focused on working with local schools to assist them with needs and improvements to the schools that are not currently being realized.
- Handline Fishing Methods Longest standing traditions
Handline fishing has been a staple in Indonesia for as long as tuna fishing has existed. This method targets only surface schooling tuna taken individually without harming other marine life associated with it.
This traditional method of fishing has been practiced in Indonesia for centuries. It continues to provide jobs for local communities both at sea as fishers, and on land in the processing sector, which enhances economic growth and opportunity across the community.
NUSATUNA has set the goal to be carbon neutral by the end of 2024. We are doing this by analyzing all of the factors that cause carbon emissions in our processing and company operations and reducing them. We are also purchasing carbon credits in the country of Indonesia to help offset the carbon emissions from utilities such as electricity that cannot be completely eliminated. We will keep you posted on our progress!
Company Policies and Reports
HANDLINE TUNA FISHING - A CULTURE AND A LIVELIHOOD.
Our tuna is caught by Indonesian handline tuna fishermen involved in the AP2HI Tuna Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP). All of our fishermen catch tuna by handline, in small vessels. Handline fishing is naturally sustainable as fishermen target large fish with literally zero impact on the environment and, an extremely low incidence of bycatch. Through the FIP process fishermen are trained to avoid endangered, threatened, and protected species as well as safety at sea, sustainable fishing practices, and proper recording of the catch.