Seminar & Workshop on Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab

Seminar & Workshop on Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab

by March 2, 2015 0 comments

APRI seminar and workshop on blue swimming crab (BSC) fishery in Indonesia and review on ministry decree on harvest control rules on BSC was conducted in IPB Convention Center on 25-26 February 2015. The two-day seminar and workshop was focus on stock assessment, fishery management and policy, and MSC gap analysis. The event was officially opened by Head of Research and Development on Marine and Fisheries Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Dr. Ahmad Purnomo, followed by the opening address by APRI’s chairman, Ir. Kuncoro Catur Nugroho. The first day was divided into two sessions. The first session was presented by three speakers: (1) Dr. Purwito Martosubroto was talking about the perspective of BSC fishery in Indonesia, (2) Dr. Abdul Ghofar was presenting the main target in the National Committee on Fisheries Policy in national BSC resources management, (3) Mrs Erni Widjajanti (Directorate Fisheries Resources) was presenting the Fishery Management Plan on BSC. The second session was talking about stock assessment and fishery management, was presented by P4KSI and Diponegoro University. Interim stock assessment information presented by P4KSI showed signs that the fishery was declining, however given the large scope of the fishery it was evident that more data needed to be collected to make accurate assessments. The Day 2 was focus on MSC gap analysis by updating MSC pre-assessment in 2009.
The seminar and workshop was attended by more than 70 participants from governments, industries (APRI Members), universities (IPB, UNDIP, UNHALU), NGOs (SFP, WWF-Indonesia, RARE), and fishermen. The anthusiastic shown in the discussion giving hope on the sustainability efforts in Blue Swimming Crab fishery in Indonesia.

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