16 Aug CTC Board Member Elected as Asia Pacific Crab Council Envoy
CTC Board Member Dr. Abdul Ghofar, Ph.D has been elected as NFI Crab Council Sustainability Envoy. Based in Southeast Asia, the Envoy plays a critical role in tracking and enacting sustainable fisheries benchmarks for the blue swimming crab in Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and to some extent India and China. Working in Indonesian fisheries for over thirty years, Dr. Ghofar has advised, taught, worked and published on all aspects of the blue swimming crab supply chain and stands well-positioned to coordinate the Crab Council’s projects in Southeast Asia.
“The NFI Crab Council has become the focal point for crab sustainability,” said Dr. Ghofar. “I am excited to serve as an Envoy in an industry-led initiative with clear sustainability commitment and the funding and dedication to affect immediate and lasting improvements. As its Sustainability Envoy, I will bridge importer with supplier and government to help realize their shared sustainability goals.” CTC congratulates Dr. Ghofar on this important milestone!