PKM activities in the form of management and cultivation technical training are carried out routinely on Wednesday nights at the end of each month and incidentally as needed (Figure 1). Some of the training topics include: strengthening Pokdakan management, good fish hatchery methods (CPIB), good fish farming practices (CBIB), aquaculture business planning, catfish and gouramy hatchery systems, catfish and gouramy rearing systems, etc. This activity was also supported by several student researches taking topics and places in the MDS Pokdakan. As a follow-up to these activities, Pokdakan MDS has registered the Pre-CBIB Competition at the DIY Province level. The evaluation of the competition by the Department of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the DIY Province took place on September 6, 2020 (Figure 2). Currently, Pokdakan MDS is improving documents, compiling Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and improving cultivation performance in order to prepare for CBIB certification.
Fig 1. Incidental training and discussion
The biggest problem faced by Pokdakan MDS in on-farm activities is the insufficient availability of catfish seeds, both in terms of quantity and quality. So far, Pokdakan’s seed production capacity is still very low, so most seeds are still imported from outside. In 2021 the MDS Pokdakan plans to be able to carry out on-farm integrated catfish cultivation, starting from hatcheries, nursery and rearing. To support the plan, several activities that have been prepared are: procurement and rejuvenation of broodstock, segmentation of members (seeders, breeders, and breeders), implementation of a culture system with probiotics, and cultivation of silkworms to support hatcheries. All these activities still receive assistance from the UGM Aquaculture Study Program. Especially for silkworm cultivation, the mentoring program has produced results with the approval of 2 production facilities assistance packages (bansarpras) by the Directorate General of Aquaculture. As a follow-up to this activity, on December 12, 2020, a comparative study of the MDS Pokdakan was carried out to the catfish hatchery and silkworm cultivation center at the Mina Taruna Pokdakan in Kulon Progo Regency. In mid-January 2021, silkworm cultivation has reached the stage of making cultivation construction and in early February 2021 it is ready for production.
Fig. 2 Assistance during Pre-CBIB Competition assessment