Washington, DC., (12/22/2020). The final series of BIANKA or Bincang Karya, a serial-webinar held by the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C., USA through the Attaché for Education and Culture, invited several speakers to have a presentation under the theme of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences: New Normal.
The 13th series of BIANKA chaired by Prof. Popy Rufaidah, the Education and Cultural Attaché, had Prof. Timothy Essington, Ph.D. as the first speaker. Prof. Essington is a Director of School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences in University of Washington. His research mainly focuses on the production of all oxygen in coastal water and particular estuaries around the world. In the closing of the presentation, Prof. Essington stated an explicit offer of collaboration opportunities between university of Washington and young scientist in Indonesia or scientist that looking for partners to expand their research.
The next session was the presentation of Prof. Allen Davies, Ph.D. from school of Fisheries Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University, Alabama. Prof. Davies presented his research which concerned on nutritional requirements and developed an interesting technology in shrimp feeding by using a hydrophone which could cut the feed cost effectively.
The discussion continued as the third speaker, Romi Novriadi, Ph.D. who is an alumna of Doctoral Program of School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, university of Auburn, Alabama presented ‘Recent Technologies Applied in Indonesian Shrimp Farming Industry’. Mr. Novriandi who is also the Vice President at the Indonesia Aquaculture Society, Director for World Aquaculture Society-Asia Pacific Chapter explained about the current condition of Shrimp farm in Indonesia and his other issues on the same topic including the use of technologies to improve the production of shrimp industry in Indonesia as targeted by the government.
Abdulah Habibi, M. EnvSc., a Ph.D. student at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington also participated in this webinar by delivering a presentation entitled Options to Manage Indonesian Fisheries’. Mr. Habibi gave a brief explanation about lessons that Indonesia can learn from US related to the issue. Moreover, He presented about the technical challenges in cultural fisheries in Indonesia. He added that in the application of the management system, every option should be in line with the target and management that have been applied in Indonesia.
The last session was a presentation from Dr. Luky Adrianto, Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science ‘Fisheries, IPB University who delivered a presentation entitled Fisheries and Marine Sciences and the New Normal’. Dr. Adrianto who also the representative of the Indonesian State University Chancellors Council emphasized that it is important to make a collaboration between the companies and universities to succeed the breeding. University could not make it solely and so does fishery company. Collaboration from both side were needed to succeed the improvement quality and quantity of breeding production in Indonesia.