Marine Affairs graduate Laurie Starr (BScH ’14) has completed an internship at Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), an independent foundation focused on achieving responsible and sustainable fisheries. Through consultations with fishermen, processing, supply and market, she made recommendations about how to improve the sustainability standards in tuna fisheries in Indonesia.
”The work I did with MDPI really puts things into context, and I like to think that it has given me a new perspective,” says Starr. “I learned just how important fishing is to people’s culture and identity, beyond a source of income.”
Starr is set to graduate this month with a master’s in Marine Management, and intends to continue working in fisheries sustainability.