Ellie is based in the IPNLF London office. Working as a Research Intern, she is involved in the collection and analysis of one-by-one tuna fisheries data. She also supports IPNLF's communications team in developing engaging content.
As well as being very invested in the environmental health of our oceans and the effect that fishing malpractices can have, Ellie is also intrigued by the social impacts of fishing. She has been interested in this since spending time in Hoga, Indonesia, where she witnessed how heavily coastal communities rely on fishing for their livelihoods. By not only setting an example through sustainable fishing practices but through the whole process, the communities using one-by-one methods can really benefit as well. She believes that getting these environmentally sustainable small-scale fisheries recognised and rewarded for their work is integral in the spreading of sustainable fishing practices across the globe.
Ellie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Essex in July 2018. She spent a module of her degree in Indonesia where she gained first hand experience of the importance of fishing for the local community.
Sustainable fishing is one of the most important environmental issues today, and with footprints all over the globe IPNLF truly is making a positive impact on the environment and on the people that rely on it. I am delighted for the opportunity to learn and develop within such a beneficial organisation, and to make an impact to a cause that is very important to meEleanor Foster (Communications & Outreach Officer)