As our efforts in supporting sustainable fisheries activities, we join several fisheries improvement programs. One of the programs is FIP Purse Seine in South East Sulawesi.
The existence of observer on board is one of the important keys in fisheries activities to be more sustainable. The data collection conducted by the observer became one of the foundations of the government in supporting the governance and formulation of fisheries policy. As the implementer of the purse seine fishery improvement program in South East Sulawesi, PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara participated together with Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and other NGO partners in the observer on board program. We participated in the training of observer on board which was conducted on December 13 -18, 2020 in Ambon. A total of 20 participants attended the training.
In this training, the candidate are given materials and several practices to describe activities in the field including sampling bait on pole and line fisheries, measuring fish length, taking gonads and submitting data in e-form applications. On this training opportunity, senior observers shared their experiences with participants not only about the initial obstacles in monitoring but also how to interact and place themselves on board with the vessel crew.
Along with the increasing need for observer on board, especially by industries that are members of the fisheries improvement program (FIP), observer training was conducted again on September 13 -17, 2021 in Tegal, Central Java. The training was attended by 22 participants
In addition to participating and supporting observer on board training, we are also committed to placing observer on board our supplier vessel. The placement of observer on board has been carried out since 2020. By the end of 2021, there were 16 observers in Southeast Sulawesi who monitored fishing vessels, one of which was the FIP purse seine vessel. More than 140 fishing trips on purse seine vessels in Southeast Sulawesi have been covered by observers between 2020 and 2021. The placement of observer in our supplier vessels always coordinate with our FIP field staff and Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. Vessel owners, fishermen and captains welcome the program and hope the observer placement program can continues in the future.
GPS Tracker is one of the tools used in monitoring fishing vessels. Currently, only vessels above 30 GT are mandatory to using VMS (Vessel Monitoring System). We are committed to continuously improve the fisheries especially in purse seine sector with installing gps tracker in our purse seine supplier. This tool can later be a proof of verification by fishermen not involved in IUU Fishing. The installation of this tool is also our commitment in maintaining the safety of our supplier vessel crew. Installation has been carried out gradually since 2021, until now has installed 11 units on our purse seine supplier in Southeast Sulawesi.
In general, PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara's management is committed to its corporate social responsibility programs, aiming to positively impact the local populace (especially those around our factory) as the company's responsibility towards society and the environment.
Specifically, our CSR programs aim to:
Improve the societal welfare of local communities around PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara
Improve the quality of public facility maintenance and environmental sustainability
Support regional and public facility development, especially socially-oriented public facilities for communities around the company
Improve company image
Developing cooperation with other business enterprises
Strengthen the company brand within society
As a differentiating quality from competitors
Promoting innovation within the company
Loka Buddhist Temple Construction
April 10, 2022 - PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara participated in contributing to the construction of the Loka Buddhist Temple in Green Hill – Sibolangit, North Sumatra.
GMI Kyunggi Patumbak Church Expansion
April 03, 2022 - PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara participated in contributing to the construction of the GMI Kyunggi Patumbak church expansion - Deli Serdang, North Sumatra.
Activities of Ramadan 1441 H
In 2020, we conducted different CSR activities from previous years because this activity took place in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ramadan activities of PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara included distributing cakes for our employees, giving donation for the orphans, distributing supplies for local communities, giving donation for mosque family council (DKM), and giving donation from GERIGI (Gerakan Ikhlas Berbagi) Organization to orphanages.
Distribution of Sacrificial Animals for Eid Al-Adha 1437 H
Eid al-Adha is one of the major Muslim (Islamic) days. In September 12, 2016 (10 Dzulhijjah 1437 H) Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha. In that month, Muslims perform the pilgrimage in Mecca and for those who can afford it are encouraged to slaughter sacrificial animals.
The slaughter of sacrificial animal’s tradition has two values, namely ritual piety and social piety. Ritual piety means that by making sacrifices, we have carried out God's commands, while sacrifices are said to be social piety because apart from being a religious ritual, sacrifice also has human values. PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara conducted a CSR activity with distribute sacrificed animals to some mosques around South Cikarang in the 12th of September 2016.
The distribution of these sacrificial animals is our concern in improving the prosperity of the local community in Pasir Kunci Village. We commit to implementing the program regularly to increase solidarity between the company and the local community.
Distribution of Basic Supply in Pasir Sari
In June 2016, PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara conducts CSR activities in Pasir Sari Village. The activity carried out was the distribution of basic necessities, the CSR activity of the distribution of basic necessities was carried out on June 30, 2016 which was submitted by the Factory Manager of PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara as the person in charge, namely Mr. Ferly Kurnia Santoso directly to local community leaders.
Iftar with the Orphans of Pasir Sari
In June 2016 we conduct CSR activities in Pasir Sari Village. The activities carried out were iftar and giving compensation to orphans around the Nurul Huda Mosque. The handover process which marked the completion of CSR activities providing compensation to orphans was carried out on June 28, 2016 which was handed over by the HRD Manager as the head of the CSR Team, Sugiyarto to the administrator of the Nurul Huda Mosque, namely Ahmad Dunyati.
Distribution of Clean Water in Bojong Mangu
In August 2015, PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara conducted CSR activities in Bojong Mangu. We donated and distribute clean water to Bojong Mangu. Due to the long dry season, this place has experienced a drought, even the water source can no longer be found. Residents have often dug wells, but no water source was found because the area is very arid. The handover process which marked the completion of the CSR activities of water donors was carried out on August 8, 2015 which was handed over by the Factory Manager of PT Pahala Bahari Nusantara as the head of the CSR Team, namely Mr. Ferly Kurnia Santoso directly to local community leaders.
Nurul Huda Mosque Renovation
In May 2015, PT. Pahala Bahari Nusantara conducted CSR activities in Pasir Konci. We helped the local communities to renovate Nurul Huda Mosque. The renovated areas included the terrace, the ceiling, and the ablution (wudu) area. In June 19th , 2015 we carried out the handover process which was represented by Sugiarto as a head of CSR Team to the mosque administrator Ahmad Dunyati to symbolize the mosque renovation was finished.