FPIK, SEMARANG – Tuesday (13/2) As an effort to initiate collaboration with the Directorate General of Aquaculture of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the representatives of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science (FPIK) of Diponegoro University visited the Area-Based Shrimp Cultivation Pond (BUBK) in Kebumen, Central Java. The Dean of FPIK Undip, Prof. Ir. Tri Winarni Agustini, M.Sc., Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Ir. Sri Rejeki, M.Sc and Prof. Dr. Ir. Suradi, M.S., were present as representatives of FPIK Undip during this visit. The arrival of the Dean of FPIK and staff to BUBK-KKP Kebumen was warmly welcomed by Agung as representatives of the Kebumen Regency Government, and the Head of the Production Division of BUBK-KKP Kebumen, Maskar Jayadi and his staff.
In addition to initiating collaboration, the visit was also an opportunity to share knowledge on optimal shrimp farming practices while still paying attention to environmental sustainability. BUBK Kebumen is the largest shrimp farm in Indonesia with 100 hectares of land, which was built through a collaboration between KKP and the Kebumen local government. BUBK Kebumen’s shrimp farm is a national pilot project of modern, area-based shrimp farms intended for local shrimp farmers, especially the shrimp farming industry, which is also supported by good infrastructure such as reservoirs, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), laboratories, feed warehouses, production warehouses, offices and employee mess. Hopefully, this visit can be an inspiration for FPIK to be able to help develop the shrimp farming industry optimally starting from the cultivation process, harvesting, to post-harvest. (Adm)