PT Bali Maya Permai Becomes an ISSF Participating Company
Washington, DC – 11 April 2017 – Indonesian company PT Bali Maya Permai is the latest seafood company to participate in the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).
ISSF participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved tuna fishery management, fund scientific advancements through research and expert analysis, and take direct action to encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices.
One of Indonesia’s top canned fish producers, PT Bali Maya Permai Food Canning Industry was established in 1978. PT Bali Maya Permai will be an Associate-level participating company.PT Bali Maya Permai in #Indonesia is the latest #tuna company committing to #conservation measures. Click To Tweet
“ISSF is excited to welcome PT Bali Maya Permai. We look forward to working alongside another premier Indonesian company to improve and maintain the long term health of tuna stocks,” ISSF President Susan Jackson said. “Collaborating with a variety of stakeholders, including a diverse and global group of seafood companies, is the backbone of ISSF’s international work to improve tuna fisheries management norms and promote sustainable practices.”
All ISSF participating companies are independently audited via comprehensive methods that assess compliance with ISSF’s conservation measures, the results of which are shared annually in the ISSF compliance report and published in conjunction with the ISSF annual report. The most recent audit from the fall of 2016 showed a 95.6 percent conformance rate with conservation measures among the 25 firms that were audited.
ISSF launched in 2009 with eight participating companies and today has 28 industry partners. These partners comprise approximately 75% of the world’s tuna processing capacity — including well-known brands produced and sold in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Pacific Islands and Asia.
Asian Alliance International Co., Ltd., an ISSF participating company since 2011, recently ended its participation with ISSF.
About the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — the world’s leading conservation organization — promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health. To learn more, visit iss-foundation.org.
About PT Bali Maya Permai
Bali Maya Permai Food Canning Industry began operating in 1978 as a producer of canned seafood and has become one of Indonesia’s top canned fish producers. The company is located strategically at the edge of Bali Strait, the natural habitat of oil sardines, and packages its products at the source to ensure quality and freshness.
Bali Maya Permai has three canned product categories —sardines, tuna, and mackerel. It employs more than 1,500 people and produces more than 80 tons of fish daily. PT. Bali Maya Permai is also equipped with cold storage facilities and maintains a sufficient inventory of fish from global sources. The company is dedicated to improving product quality continuously and is strongly committed to total customer satisfaction.