Envoy Blog

NFI Crab Council employs a full time Crab Sustainability Envoy.  Based in South East Asia, the Envoy acts as the Crab Council’s “boots-on-the-ground,” regional coordinator for our sustainability efforts.  Whether stock-rebuilding in the Philippines, addressing stakeholder groups in Indonesia, or bringing together FIP partners in Sri Lanka, the Envoy is the Crab Council’s sustainability field general.  Working with a variety of in-country trade-associations, local governments, NGO’s, academia and researchers, the Envoy works to ensure fishery needs are being addressed in all our projects.

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Sustainability Envoy February Activities

February was a month of emerging initiatives for the blue swimming crab sustainability movement with FIP preparations meetings in India, policy meetings in Sri Lanka and the launch of a new sustainability strategy by the Walton Family Foundation in Indonesian. India At the beginning of the month, I attended a meeting put on by Crab […]

Sustainability Envoy’s January Activities

2017 is off to a busy start with field-travel to the Philippines and management meetings in Indonesia Philippines At the beginning of January, I visited the Philippines to get up to speed on PACPI’s management of the blue swimming crab fishery. The Philippine’s FIP is progressing significantly, following a gap analysis in 2014. My visit […]

Sustainability Envoy November Activities

APRI is moving forward with its Control Document implementation. November 23-26, I participated in an auditor training course in Surabaya put on by APRI and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). There were 9 trainees in attendance with backgrounds in industry auditing and fishery research. Leading the course, Juan Manuel of SFP emphasized the importance of an […]

Envoy September Activities

On September 5th, The University of Diponegoro (UNDIP) hold a Senate meeting where Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ms Susi Pudjiastuti, was a key speaker. She emphasized the role Indonesia, as a major maritime state, needs to play in ensuring fishery sustainability, securing livelihoods and maintaining national sovereignty. She also underlined Indonesia’s achievements in […]

Off and Running–Dr. Ghofar summarizes his opening months with the Crab Council

Now two months into the new job, I am getting up to speed fast as the Crab Council’s Crab Sustainability Envoy. The blue swimming crab sustainability movement in Southeast Asia is a vast effort with numerous stakeholder groups. I have been spending these opening weeks on the job meeting with FIP managers, government personnel and […]

Crab Council Quarter III Newsletter

The Crab Council has issued their Quarter III newsletter. Detailing recent activities in Crab Council sponsored FIPs, the newsletter informs stakeholders of the work and coordination driving blue swimming crab sustainability in Southeast Asia and in the U.S. In the most recent newsletter, find items on the new Crab Council Sustainability Envoy, FIP Managers Workshop […]

Crab Council Newsletter–Quarter II

The Crab Council has issued their Quarter II newsletter. Detailing recent activities in Crab Council sponsored FIPs, the newsletter informs stakeholders of the work and coordination driving blue swimming crab sustainability in Southeast Asia and in the U.S. In the most recent newsletter, find items on Control Document implementation in Indonesia, Spawning Potential Ration in […]

Crab Council Annual Meeting

The Crab Council held their annual meeting March 6th during the Seafood Expo North America. In a fully attended session, the Crab Council heard updates from in-country representatives on the progress of council supported FIPs. Providing updates were Dr. Hawis Madduppa, APRI Executive Director, Robert  Eduardo, PACPI Chairman, Timothy O’Reilly, Taprobane Seafoods (SEASL) and Khun Jiroj, Pakfood (TCPG). Sustainable […]

Control Document Training

Training for the NFI Crab Council’s Control Document is underway with a weeklong workshop (November 23-28) in Surabaya, Indonesia. Led by APRI and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, the instructional course will educate fishery stakeholders on the administration of the Control Document’s product sourcing platform. Earlier this year, the NFI Crab Council enacted a policy that called […]

Vietnam Looks to Supply Chain to Help Support Fishery Compliance

In a recent stakeholder meeting VASEP Processors, WWF-Vietnam, and RIMF warned stakeholders on the state of the fishery, and that the lack of effective enforcement would definitely stall progress of the FIP and possibly digress the fishery.  The meeting was hosted at the Department of Agricultural Resources and Development (DARD), and also attended by mini-plant […]