As many as 269 researchers and academics from around Indonesia gathered at UGM to announce their research outcomes during the 15th National Seminar on Fishery and Marine Outcomes 2108 at Faculty of Agriculture UGM, Saturday (28/7).
Hosted by Fisheries Department UGM, this event is a scientific forum to disseminate fisheries and marine science and technology as well as devising strategies for development to improve people’s welfare.
Event chairman, Ir. Sukardi, M.P., said there were 300 abstracts of research that they had received and 269 of which would be presented.
“The paper to be presented raise various themes, such as nutrition and feed, cultivation engineering, fish disease and environment, marine, resource management, and post-harvesting socio-economy,” he said in a release received on Monday (30/7).
A seminar is also held that presents resource persons from the industry and academics. Director of Perum Perindo, Risyanto Suanda, S.Pi., M.Si., in his presentation delivered the government policy supporting fisheries state owned enterprises in the utilisation of abundant fisheries and marine resources. He also explained the role of Perum Perindo in developing Indonesia’s fisheries sector.
To be a world class fish trade player, Risyanto said the state enterprises devised long term strategic plans such as to strengthen fisheries sector by utilising technology, increasing volume and export target, facilitating fish feed production and cultivating shrimps, and becoming state enterprises that are well financially with significant profit growth.
Fisheries expert from UGM, Dr. Ir. Ignatius Hardaningsih, M.Si., spoke about challenges and opportunities of gourame cultivation to achieve food security and poverty alleviation in rural areas.