Aquaculture, Semarang – FPIK UNDIP successfully held the Indonesian Fisheries and Marine Higher Education Leadership Forum (FP2TPKI) and a National Seminar with the theme “Society 5.0 and Disaster Resilience for Sustainable Coastal Development” which was held on 20-21 September 2022 at Prof. Building. Soedarto Undip Tembalang Campus. The activity was attended by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, Director of Research, Technology and Community Service of the Ministry of Education and Culture Research and Technology RI, M. Faiz Syuaib, representatives of the leaders of the Indonesian Fisheries and Marine Sciences Universities, participants and invited guests.

Opening Ceremony of FP2TPKI

The activity was opened by the Dean of FPIK Undip, Prof. Ir Tri Winarni Agustini M.Sc, Ph.D. He thanked the participants for their outstanding contributions. Undip Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum revealed that in order to support community education programs in the utilization of fishery and marine resources, Undip provided free education facilities for fishermen’s children who could not afford it, and at the admission of New Students for the 2022/2023 Academic Year, there were 40 FPIK Undip students who received scholarships.

Mr. Ganjar Pranowo also added that now is the time for our focus to shift from land-based oriented to ocean-based oriented. “The coast on the coast of Central Java is long, with the potential for capture fisheries reaching 340,082 tons, and there are 106,466 fishermen. Helping the feasibility and improving the standard of living of Indonesian fishermen takes time, so it requires cooperation from various parties who are experts in disaster mitigation, solving environmental problems as well as technical issues,” he said.

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia was the keynote speaker, in his presentation entitled “Implementation of the Blue Economy for Indonesia 2045” there are 5 implementations of the Blue Economy offered for marine and fisheries management, namely Expansion of Marine Conservation Areas, Quota-Based Measurable Fishing and Fishing Zones, Aquaculture Development Marine, Coastal and Inland, Sustainable Management of Coastal and Small Islands, and Marine Waste Management. The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia also stated that the Indonesian government was intensifying the cultivation of shrimp, lobster, crab, and seaweed, which are champion commodities in Indonesia.