The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit organization that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains, has appointed Ingrid Kelling as market outreach director with immediate effect.
In this newly-created position, Kelling will develop and support one-by-one tuna fisheries through projects that grow the demand for, and improve the global supply of, one-by-one caught tuna.
Based in Paris, she will take the lead on all of IPNLF’s market outreach work, focusing on existing and new members as well as expanding IPNLF’s engagement in new geographic regions, said IPNLF.
Kelling has worked on sustainable seafood supply chains from both public and private sector perspectives for many years. She joins IPNLF from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and previously worked at the WorldFish Center, Unilever ICF and the European Parliament.
She has a Masters from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in marketing and sustainable aquaculture supply chains from the University of Stirling.
“I am thrilled to be joining the International Pole and Line Foundation team at such an exciting time – as more and more global supply chain companies and consumers realise the value in responsible one-by-one caught tuna,” said Kelling.
“I look forward to working closely with IPNLF Members and partners in order to strengthen connections and further develop networks for the benefit of the amazing one-by-one tuna fisheries we champion, as well as the people, business and seas connected to them.”
Providing further support in 2017, IPNLF has also appointed Henriette Hultmann and Carole Ryu to the new short-term research positions of science and market outreach intern and project and communications intern, respectively.
Hultmann has a BSc in marine biology from the University of Essex, while Ryu has a BA in film and media studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. They are both based at the organization’s London office.