GEMARIKAN “Gerakan Gemar Makan Ikan” as an Improvement of Nutritional Needs

GEMARIKAN “Gerakan Gemar Makan Ikan” as an Improvement of Nutritional Needs

Kalirejo, Pekalongan (21/07/2023) – Indonesia has the highest fish production in ASEAN. Unfortunately, this is not shown by the level of fish consumption, especially among children. In 2004, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries issued a program, namely GEMARIKAN (Gerakan Memasyarakatkan Makan Ikan). However, there are still many people who do not know about it. Therefore, a contribution is needed between the community and the government in campaigning the importance of early fish consumption for health.

Fish is one of the food sources that is high in nutrients. The nutrients include high protein, omega 3, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. The nutrients contained in fish are beneficial for protecting eyesight, preventing senile dementia, and improving intelligence. Not only that, fish is more affordable than other animal protein sources. Therefore, fish is highly recommended to be consumed from an early age.

Students of Team II KKN Diponegoro University 2023 held a counseling on GEMARIKAN as an Early Nutrition Needs Improvement which took place at SDN 1 Kalirejo on Friday, July 21, 2023. This activity lasted for 1 hour and was attended by 47 students consisting of 4th and 5th grades.

This activity was carried out by delivering several materials, including the meaning of GEMARIKAN, nutritional content in fish, the benefits of eating fish, reasons for choosing fish, types of fish that can be consumed and examples of processed fish products. During the activity, students of SDN 1 Kalirejo looked enthusiastic in listening and actively participated in answering the questions that had been given. In addition to the delivery of material, it is also interspersed with fun games and the provision of processed fish products, namely otak-otak.

KKN Diponegoro University students also handed over and attached posters about GEMARIKAN in the school’s information board. This activity is expected to motivate students to consume fish regularly and advance the fisheries sector.

Let’s Care for Waste from an Early Age to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems

Let’s Care for Waste from an Early Age to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems

Kalirejo, Pekalongan (21/07/2023) – Waste is a material that is wasted or can no longer be utilized. The waste comes from daily human activities or from natural processes. Waste problems must be quickly handled by the Indonesian Government and the community because waste causes enormous losses for human life and aquatic ecosystems. According to the World population, Indonesia is ranked 5th as the largest waste producer in the world, which is 9.13 million tons. The waste is dominated by plastic waste.

The existing waste problem can be minimized with correct and simple management. This can be done by any age from children to adults. Waste awareness can maintain aquatic ecosystems, especially the biota in them. Therefore, it is very necessary to work on waste awareness from an early age. Diponegoro University students held counseling on the importance of disposing of waste properly. The activity was held at SDN 1 Kalirejo on Friday, July 21, 2023. This activity lasted for 1 hour and was attended by 47 students consisting of 4th and 5th grades.

This counseling activity was carried out by delivering material related to waste, including the definition of waste, the origin of waste, types of waste, the impact of waste on human life and aquatic ecosystems, and waste management efforts. In the implementation of the activity, the enthusiasm of students of SDN 1 Kalirejo was seen. This is shown by active participation in answering the questions that have been given. Students who asked questions received wallets made from recycled waste, namely plastic coffee packets. This is done to motivate students to start managing waste into useful items.

Practical Training Innovation in Fish Cultivation in Buckets by the Undip KKN II Team in Kutorejo Village

Practical Training Innovation in Fish Cultivation in Buckets by the Undip KKN II Team in Kutorejo Village

FPIK, SEMARANG – Fish farming has become the main choice in the fisheries sector, but the challenges of increasingly limited land and water resources often become an obstacle. Etc. Kutorejo, District Kajen (2 August 2023) In an effort to overcome these obstacles, the innovation of fish farming in buckets emerged as an attractive alternative. Training on cultivating fish in buckets was held by Diponegoro University KKN Team II to encourage the creativity of Kutorejo Village residents, especially housewives, and open up new opportunities for economic development.

Photo: Undip KKN team training atmosphere.

Fish farming in buckets is known as fish farming in containers or limited tanks, which is a fish farming method where fish are kept in small containers such as ponds. This method is often used when land or water resources are limited, making it impossible to cultivate fish on a large scale. Fish are provided with an adequate environment for their growth and development. The buckets used are generally equipped with a filtration and aeration system to maintain good water quality. However, it is different from the budikdamber carried out by Diponegoro University KKN Team II, which uses catfish.

Catfish are considered suitable for cultivation in buckets due to several reasons, such as wide environmental tolerance, growth rate, varied diet, flexible environmental management, suitable body size, and availability of seeds. Catfish seeds are very easy to get because there are many markets. The low need for oxygen made Undip Team II KKN students choose catfish for the work program. However, despite its advantages in cultivating catfish, it is still important to pay attention to water quality, proper feeding, and good care to ensure the optimal growth and health of catfish.

Training on Fish Cultivation in Buckets begins with providing basic material related to maintenance, feeding, and others. After providing clear materials, we will continue with the procedures for making cultivation containers with buckets. The equipment needed to carry out this training is affordable and easy to obtain. The procedure is carried out using a container with holes in the bottom for draining dirty water and the lid of the bucket for airing the fish. Undip KKN Team II students carried out two types of fish cultivation in buckets. The first type of container is only for cultivating catfish, while the second type of container can be accompanied by semi-hydroponic planting at the top of the bucket by planting kale.

The socialization activity closed with the giving of door prizes. At the start of the event, each training participant was given a lottery number and a photo with all the PKK mothers, Posyandu Cadre Mothers, RT/RW Mothers, other housewives, and Undip Team II KKN students. It is hoped that this program will be useful and also improve the economy of Kutorejo Village families with the results of fish cultivation in buckets, which can be sold or consumed by households. (Source: kelautan.fpik.undip.ac.id)

Author: Baiq Alyssa Rinjani Putri (Marine Science Study Program).

DPL: Imam Santoso, S.T., M.T.

Location: Kutorejo Village, Kajen District, Pekalongan Regency

DKPP Wonogiri Collaborates with FPIK Undip in Fisheries Management

DKPP Wonogiri Collaborates with FPIK Undip in Fisheries Management

FPIK. Prof. Tri and Ir. Sutardi, Head of the Department of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Animal Husbandry of the Wonogiri Regency, signed the MoU on the collaboration “Fisheries Management with a Community-Based and Ecosystem Approach in Wonogiri Regency” in the lti senate meeting room. 3rd ed. A FPIK Undip on 1 February 2023.

The scope of the cooperation includes:

  1. Planning, development and capacity building of marine and fisheries human resources;
  2. Empowerment of marine and fisheries communities;
  3. Conservation and protection of biodiversity in Mainland Public Waters (PUD);
  4. Management of ecosystem services;
  5. Research, development and application of science and technology in the field of fisheries;
  6. Assessment and development of legal, social and economic aspects in the field of fisheries;
  7. Consultation and exchange of information and knowledge in the field of fisheries;
  8. Expert exchange; And
  9. Utilization of facilities and infrastructure.
  10. The Study Programs at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences that are involved in this collaboration are Capture Fisheries, Aquatic Resources Management, Aquaculture and Fishery Product Technology.

 

Double Degree Collaboration with LA Rochelle University

Double Degree Collaboration with LA Rochelle University

Semarang . Thursday, January 18 2023, FPIK signed an MOU extension regarding the double degree doctoral program with LA Rochelle University. The objectives of the collaboration are:

  1. Cooperation in the implementation of double degree master education in Environmental Management and Coastal Ecology
  2. Other collaborations for the future such as training programs, doctoral program supervision, and short-term research with joint laboratories