The Aquaculture Festival 2020 Scientific Writing Competition with the theme “Student Innovation in Increasing Aquaculture Productivity Based on Sustainable Aquaculture.” This competition was organized by the Bogor Agricultural Institute on 10-11 October 2020 online via the zoom application. The sub-themes that are followed are production systems and aquaculture technology. The participants who competed in this competition amounted to 22 teams from universities throughout Indonesia. Each team consists of 2-3 people, provided that all team members must come from the same college. The reason we are joining this competition is because the field sees problems in the fishing sector, which still has many obstacles. So it is hoped that this activity will be able to become a forum for developing innovations in the field of aquaculture to solve existing problems.
The team members are Asthony Purwanda Febriawan, Sahid Hanan Fauzi, and Farkhana Laily from the Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture. The research is an innovative product of an intensive biofloc system that is automated using a microcontroller in the form of controlling and monitoring. The title of this paper is “AUTO FISH CARE: Automation System in Installation of Vaname Shrimp Biofloc Ponds (Lithopeaus vannamei) 4.0 as an Effort to Increase Productivity in the New Normal Era with Work From Home Systems”
This inovasion was chosen because of the problems with the biofloc cultivation system that must always be monitored to maintain water quality and various other aspects. In addition, biofloc technology is also vulnerable to changes in water quality that can cause cultivation failure, so that real time monitoring of water quality is needed. Auto Fish Care is a biofloc system innovation for controlling and monitoring. The monitoring function uses sensors for pH, DO, temperature, salinity, and water brightness that are integrated with the database so that water quality can be accessed and monitored anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. The controlling function uses a servo motor for automatic feeding and a solenoid valve connected to the water pipe to perform an automatic siphon if the water quality decreases. Feeding and siphoning data will also be recorded in the database so that supervision can be carried out optimally even from a distance. This innovation is also a form of implementation of industry 4.0. Auto Fish Care is expected to be able to answer the challenges of vaname shrimp cultivation.