Welcome to the latest edition of the International Pole & Line Foundation's newsletter! Learn about our growing team and recent developments shaping Indonesian tuna.
Introducing a new addition to the IPNLF Board of Trustees, Dr Lida Pet-Soede
IPNLF is delighted to introduce a new and valuable addition to our Board of Trustees, Dr Lida Pet-Soede of the environmental consulting firm PT Hatfield Indonesia.
As a strategic conservation and fisheries management professional, Dr Pet-Soede brings many exceptional qualities that will boost IPNLF's progress. Her primary role will be to support the organisation in maintaining its high level of effectiveness as it continues to mature and expand capacity with new projects and in new geographies.
In addition to supporting IPNLF’s strategic thinking, including the further development of the organisation’s financial streams and deepening the collaboration with its Members, Dr Pet-Soede is especially keen to be part of the sustainable advancement of Indonesia’s one-by-one tuna fisheries.
“The work in Indonesia has progressed well, but there are more exciting times ahead with the MSC assessments for which the fisheries are getting ready. This requires a lot of work and I look forward to assisting the team in that,” she says.
Dr Lida Pet-Soede was introduced and welcomed by the team at the IPNLF Members' dinner during the TUNA 2016 conference in Bangkok - we’re delighted to have her on-board!
Building on a partnership for Indonesian tuna sustainability
IPNLF Chairman John Burton reports back from the highly successful Bali Tuna Conference (BTC) and International Coastal Tuna Business Forum (ICTBF), explaining why such events underpin all the good work currently being done in Indonesia's one-by-one tuna fisheries.
ICTBF has seen a five-fold increase in attendance since its first event, with over 250 delegates this year. These annual events provide a healthy forum to discuss important issues surrounding the present and future of Indonesia's tuna fishery - particularly concerning the one-by-one market.
Conference panels highlighted the enormous progress that is being made in Indonesia under the leadership of MMAF, and also recognised the tremendous opportunities available to sustainable and traceable tuna products. Together, the delegates identified a handful of priority actions – among them, the need for a review of fishery specific compliance and enforcement standards. Read John Burton's (IPNLF Chairman) blog for more.
New film released to celebrate World Oceans Day
IPNLF released a new film on World Oceans Day to celebrate the beauty of Indonesia's one-by-one fisheries, which support thriving communities and the seas connected with them. We invite you to share this film with friends and colleagues and on social media to increase awareness of these responsible, beautiful fisheries. For more films and documentaries please subscribe to our YouTube channel.
How can you support these fisheries further? By buying or sourcing one-by-one tuna, joining IPNLF's membership network, and supporting our fisheries projects, you can contribute to the development of these responsible fisheries and the seas and people that depend upon them.