Nyka was a LINI intern at LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre (LATC) for almost five months in 2017. She assisted us to develop and implement our school education program. She graduated from a faculty of Biology of the Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta in 2017. Nyka is also an artist, and runs her own art company called Travelart. Nyka joined LINI in 2018, to manage our training and education program at LATC.
Khalis started to help LINI, when he was intern with our handline tuna Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) in Banda Islands. He spent 6 months in 2016 to study the distribution of sea surface temperature and chlorophyll – a concentration on a spatio-temporal to forecast potential yellowfin tuna fishing grounds. This was part of his first degree research at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Padjadjaran Univeristy, Bandung. Prior to joining LINI, Khalis helped field survey on the turtle trade and conservation in many parts of Indonesia. He is now with LINI, as a program assistant for FIP development, where one of his many tasks, including to conduct scoping for small scale octopus fisheries in Indonesia.
I Gede Surya Risuana AKA Surya is a Balinese who started as Intern with LINI in November 2016. He was tasked to conduct reef monitoring in the house reefs of LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre at desa Les, Buleleng, Bali. In the beginning of June 2017, Surya joned LINI as a staff to assist our octopus fishery and conservation program in Banggai Laut District Central Sulawesi. While in Banggai, Surya conducted survey and monitoring of the endemic species of Banggai Cardinalfish. Prior to joining LINI, Surya participated in the survey of the impact of micro plastic towards the wellbeing of Pari Manta in Nusa Penida with Marine Megafauna foundation (MMF). Surya graduated from Faculty of Marine Science, Udayana University, Bali.
Ron Lilley is originally from the UK, and now lives in Bali. He has travelled extensively throughout Indonesia, and has worked with a number of conservation NGOs. He assists LINI in proposal writing, proofreading and the production of publications, articles and papers in English for the media and specialist magazines. He also helps in developing outreach materials for the public, schools and volunteers,and gives presentations for LINI to the public. Ron has a Masters degreee in Conservation Biology, and is also a keen photographer of reptiles and invertebrates.
Made Partiana is a professional marine ornamental fish collector, based in North Bali . He has been one of LINI’s key trainers SINCE 2006 and has trained over 200 fellow collectors in the use of non-destructive fishing techniques throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Made is also a keen diver and assists LINI’s scientists in conducting fish surveys and monitoring.