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.