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.
Pandemic community service activity (PKM) is a collaboration between Aquaculture Study Program and the Marine and Fisheries Division of Bantul Regency. The exploration of this collaboration started by both parties in March 2020. In the long term, this PKM aims to create an area-based fish farming center in Bantul Regency. Based on the results of a survey conducted during June-july 2020 and an assessment of the indicators of success, it was determined that a fish farming center would be developed sustainably at Mina Dompon Sejahtera Pokdakan (MDS). MDS, which was established in 2019, is a beginner class Pokdakan and is located in Kadisoro Hamlet, Gilangharjo Village, Pandak District (Figure 1). Currently, Pokdakan MDS manages 90 ponds built on 5,100 m2 of village treasury land. The commodities developed are catfish, gourami, and ornamental fish. In the short term, coinciding with the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, this PKM aims to strengthen the on-farm performance of Pokdakan MDS through: (1) distribution of production facility stimulants in the form of fish feed, which functions as an asset as well as “revolving capital”; and (2) training in management and technical cultivation.
Community Development in Dusun Kandang Sari Nganglik Sleman: Catfish Cultivation in Buis Beton
Lecturers of Fisheries UGM have collaborated with the people of Dusun Kandang Sari, Sukoharjo, Ngaglik, Sleman to cultivate catfish. Cultivation of catfish is carried out in concrete buis tubs, which are generally only used for making wells. The advantage of using concrete buis is that fish farming can be done in a narrow area. In addition, another advantage is the cost of manufacturing is cheaper than making an earthen pond or a permanent pond.
Fisheries Education and Competition Festival 2020 is the second annual event organized by the Jakarta Fisheries College after being successfully held in 2019. This national level competition was participated not only by public and private universities, but also various official schools took part in the 2020 Physical competition. The theme of this competition is “Blue Economy to Realize Indonesia’s Global Maritime Axis”, with four choices of sub-themes, namely Marine and Fishery Industry Technology (Capture, Cultivation, and Processing), Strengthening the Competitiveness of Marine and Fishery Products, Conservation and Resource Management Waters, and Empowerment and Welfare of Fishery Communities. The competition consists of five categories, namely essays, entrepreneurship, technological innovation, infographics, and short videos with reference to predetermined themes and sub-themes.
Starting from social media, Sahid Hanan Fauzi (Aquaculture 2018), Ade Bintang Sektya Putri (Agricultural Microbiology 2018), and Rista Tri Purnasari (Aquatic Resources Management 2017) gathered to form a team to participate in LKTI PINISI (National Scientific Week of Research and Technology). PINISI is a series of Maritime Festival activities held by the Department of Marine Engineering, UNDIP with a big theme, “Less Plastic, Save Our Sea”. The amount of plastic waste that pollutes the coast of Gunungkidul has moved the team to take real action. The team collected data through direct interviews with visitors, shop owners, and TPA, as well as adding supporting data. After discussing with Dr. Ratih Ida Adharini, S.Pi, M.Si, as the supervising lecturer, the team took the technology sub-theme and proposed an idea in the form of using plastic in aquaponics to solve this problem. The team’s idea was put into an abstract form which was declared by the committee to have passed the initial selection in early August. The next stage is the preparation of a full paper so that their ideas can be described clearly and in detail. The title they propose is EFIGRIC (Eco Friendly Agriculture in the Coastal). An aquaponic installation system made from plastic waste as a step to optimize the development of environmentally friendly agriculture in the Gunungkidul Coastal Area, Yogyakarta. The team’s long journey finally paid off. At the end of last September, they were declared to be in the top 10 nominations and were invited to make presentations before the jury, which was held on 19-20 October 2019 at Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java. After competing with teams from major universities such as UI, ITS, UNDIP, UNPAD, and Sahid University, the team from UGM managed to bring home the third place trophy.
Jakarta High School of Fisheries held a national level competition which was participated in by various universities and various official high schools. The big FISIONTICAL event (Fisheries Competition and Education Festival) includes scientific competitions in the field of fisheries, which consist of essay competitions, technological innovations, photography, and poster design, as well as national seminars. The contingent of UGM Fisheries students, led by Sahid Hanan Fauzi (Aquaculture 18) and consisting of Rista Tri Purnasari (MSA 17) and Odi Jolanda (THP 18), were declared finalists and entitled to present essay ideas at the Fisheries College on 23 to 25 February 2019. The Gadjah Mada University contingent arrived at Halim Airport, South Jakarta, on February 23, 2019. The agenda for the activities on February 23, 2019 was to attend a Technical Meeting and draw a presentation lottery. It was time in the morning to present a fishing essay idea. There were only two contingents of UGM who passed the physical event, namely the essay and poster teams. The essay that was appointed by the UGM fisheries contingent was the Study on the Application of the IMTA Model or Integrated Multi Tropic Aquaculture and renewable energy to be applied to the Vannamei Shrimp Cultivation Pond on the Depok Coast, Bantul, as a step to optimize fishery production and energy utilization as well as a solution for pond organic waste. The process of presenting Alhamdulillah’s ideas went smoothly, and a day later, it was time for the announcement of the winners. The essay finalists consist of 10 teams, and are required to attend national and international fisheries seminar sessions. Based on the results of the jury’s assessment, the first winner of the FISIONTICAL 19 Fisheries Essay competition was the Ten November Institute of Technology contingent, the second winner was the Gadjah Mada University contingent, and the third winner was the Jembrana Marine and Fisheries Polytechnic contingent.