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IPNLF makes key appointments and organisational enhancements in Indonesia

IPNLF appoint Jeremy Crawford as Southeast Asia Director and Nur Suri Hapsari as Indonesia Project Manager with immediate effect

Crawford joins IPNLF from the Thai Union Group PCL where he was the group’s Responsible Sourcing Manager. In this role, Crawford helped to establish the Responsible Sourcing pillar for its sustainability strategy to help address illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, traceability, sustainability and fair labour compliance for all their fishery-based supply chains. He also helped develop the group’s Global Tuna Commitment for responsible sourcing and sustainability of tuna resources. Prior to this, Crawford led the blue swimming crab Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) with the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), to enable fisheries in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India and Sri Lanka to meet sustainability standards such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Hapsari is a business administrator with professional experience in project management and stakeholder liaison. She has worked in a number of roles in the profit and non-profit sector, including her most recent position as a Performance Management Consultant and Trainer for Indonesian advisory firm PT Solusi Inovasi Dayaguna. She holds a Masters of Professional Accounting from Australian National University (ANU).

Welcoming the new IPNLF team members, Martin Purves, Managing Director of IPNLF, says, “Jeremy has been making a positive contribution in fisheries management for the past 10 years; tackling some of the most challenging issues in the sector through collaboration with leaders and communities, and identifying meaningful solutions. Operating from Bali, Jeremy will initially focus on moving IPNLF’s Indonesian agenda forward.

“We are also very pleased that Suri has come on board as IPNLF’s Project Manager in Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, she will progress our impact on the region’s one-by-one tuna supply chains, including initiating and supporting practical fisheries projects and research. We are confident that both of them will prove to be tremendous assets in our important work supporting Indonesia’s traditional one-by-one tuna fishing economy and the communities that depend upon it.”

In their new positions, Crawford and Hapsari will work closely with IPNLF’s partner Asosiasi Perikanan Pole & Line dan Handline (AP2HI), the industry association that acts as a unified voice for the country’s pole-and-line and handline tuna fishing sectors, to progress the Indonesian pole-and-line and handline tuna FIP, as well as the implementation of the catch documentation and traceability system with the United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans).

Notes to Editors

ABOUT IPNLF

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line, handline and troll tuna fisheries around the world. IPNLF’s ambition is to contribute to thriving coastal fisheries, including the people, communities, businesses and seas connected with them.  As a hub for sustainably-minded organisations, we use the influence of the market to forge change through practical fishery projects and stakeholder cooperation. IPNLF membership is open to organisations involved in the one-by-one caught tuna supply chain. Allied with our Members, IPNLF demonstrates the value of one-by-one caught tuna to consumers, policymakers and throughout the supply chain. We work across science, policy and the seafood sector, using an evidence-based, solutions-focused approach with guidance from our Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees.

IPNLF was officially registered in the United Kingdom in 2012 (Charity 1145586), with branch offices in London and the Maldives, and a staff presence in Indonesia.

Contact Details

Jason Holland , Media & Communications Advisor
Email: jason.holland@ipnlf.org

Juliette Tunstall , Communications Manager
Email: juliette.tunstall@ipnlf.org
Tel: +44 7834320268