- Oleh Lembaga
- Ditulis 2018-11-21
SEAFDEC/IFRDMD hold a Workshop on the quantitative study to estimate freshwater fish stock and International Conference of Science and Technology to Support Sustainable Fisheries Management for Strengthening Food Security by theme: “Raising the Community Welfare Through maintaining the sovereignty and Sustainability of Inland Fisheries Resources” on 21-22 November 2018 at SEAFDEC Building, Palembang, Indonesia.
This activity is hosted by Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)/Inland Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (IFRDMD) collaborate with Research Institute for Inland Fishery and Extension, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Indonesia.
The workshop is attended by seven countries of Member countries of ASEAN (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia), the chairman and members of National Committee of Fish Stock Assessment for Indonesia, researchers from various institutes and scientists from universities.
Director of Center of Research Fisheries, Dr. Toni Ruchimat opened the workshop and international conference.
Prof. Ir. R. Sjarief Widjaya, Ph.D., FRINA, Director General of Marine Research Agency and Human Resources, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia, delivered the Key Remarks. He mentioned the Inland capture fisheries represent a major issue for the food security of people from rural communities, whose subsistence is based on wetlands and inland products. The necessity to do is pay more attention to the inland fisheries sector, which is important for food security and nutrition of poor communities all over the world, although competition among multiple sectors complicate its management. And, Southeast Asia is one of the most important habitats for inland fisheries in the world because of the rich biodiversity and taxonomy, which includes hundreds of species.
Prof. Ian G. Cowx (Director of the Hull International Fisheries Institute, University Hull, UK); Prof. Dr. Indra Jaya (Bogor Agriculture University), Mr. Vanna Nuon (Mekong River Commission), and Dr. Arif Wibowo (Director of RIIFE) invited to deliver the lectures regarding the experience of fish stock assessment research that they have done. While each country delegate presented the “Country Report on quantitative study to estimate freshwater fish stock in AMS”.
The workshop is part of research activity budgeted by Japan Trust Fund VI, entitle: “Promotion of responsible utilization of inland fisheries in Southeast Asia”, started since 2015 and will be ended in 2019.
To support the World Tree Day, that celebrate every 21 November, IFRDMD and MMAF hold the tree planting, with theme: ”Tree Planting Event for ASEAN Friendship”. (dina_mth)