Rocky Pairunan is based in Jakarta as the Indonesia Project Manager for IPNLF. He works with the IPNLF's Southeast Asia Director, and provides general oversight of the implementation of Indonesia-based fishery projects, in particular the pole-and-line and handline tuna Fishery Improvement Project (FIP).
Rocky has a background working in government, both at the national and Southeast Asian regional level. Through these roles, he gained experience in policy making processes and environemental project management. He holds a bachelor’s degree on Fisheries (Socio-Economic) from the Hasanuddin University, Indonesia and MSc on Marine Planning and Management from the University of Liverpool, UK.
By working with one-by-one tuna fisheries, Rocky hopes to help tackle the long-standing issues faced by the fisheries sector; promoting sustainability within the context of improving fishers’ livelihoods and optimising the potential economic growth.
I believe that the core of natural resource management lies in the management of people’s behaviour. As one-by-one tuna fisheries are people-centred, fishers can be empowered not only to strengthen their livelihoods and economic growth, but to also ensure sustainable tuna utilisation. Working with IPNLF and the one-by-one tuna fisheries of Indonesia provides an exceptional opportunity to develop my skills and understanding of the overall landscape and dynamics of sustainable tuna fisheries management. I look forward to using my knowledge and expertise to contribute to IPNLF’s work to develop and support responsible tuna fisheries.Rocky Pairunan (Indonesia Project Manager)