Samsul Basrun ‘Ancul’

Samsul Basrun, or ‘Ancul’, is a Banda Islands residence who received higher seafaring education from Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pelayaran (STIP) Jakarta. He received dive training in Bali, which enabled him to work in a dive centre in Banda Neira and gave him extensive knowledge of his home region. He loves learning new things and hopes to do more than just work but connect with his community on Rhun Island. Ancul joined Thresher Shark Indonesia as a Fisheries Enumerator in The Banda Project and is responsible for collecting thresher shark fisheries data in the area, as well as engaging with local stakeholders for thresher shark conservation.