FKP Unud as One of the Hosts for the Implementation of the International Seminar on Fish and Fisheries (ISFFS)

The Indonesian Ichthyological Society (MII) with the Faculty of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (FKP) of Udayana University, Center for Fisheries, Marine and Fisheries Research (KKP), Center for Biological Research, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), BIONESIA Indonesia, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences IPB The University and the Fisheries Engineering University Jakarta held an International Seminar on Fish and Fisheries (ISFFS) virtually through a zoom meeting which was held for two days from July 13-14, 2021.

This seminar was attended by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Governor of Bali, the Chairman of the Indonesian Ichtiological Society (MII), and seminar participants from the United States, the Netherlands, France, Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. There were two main speakers in this seminar, namely Ir. Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, MM (Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia) and Prof. Dr. Ir. I Wayan Arthana, MS (Dean of the Faculty of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Udayana University). In addition, four other speakers were also present, namely 1. Dr. Nocolas Hubert (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement France), 2. Prof. Dr. Dr. Abel. Sven M. Bergmann (Institute of Infectiology Germany), 3. Prof. Dr. Teguh Akhirdy (Bitung Research Station, Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of science), and 4. Dr. Allen Collins (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute USA).

Charles P.H. Simanjuntak, Ph.D as Chair of the seminar committee in his report said that this seminar is intended to provide a platform for academics, researchers, practitioners and governments from all over the world to identify and explore problems, opportunities, and solutions that promote the long-term sustainability of fish and fishery resources. especially in the tropics.

Rector of Udayana University Prof. Dr. dr. Anak Agung Raka Sudewi, Sp.S (K) in his speech expressed his gratitude for the involvement of the Faculty of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in the implementation of this seminar. Through the International Seminar on Fish and Fisheries Sciences (ISFFS), Udayana University participates in the development of science and technology in the field of fisheries that can be utilized for community welfare and research development in accordance with the interests of local, national and international communities. The participation of all of us is very important to participate in efforts to create a healthy, safe and comfortable earth for mankind, one of which is through the contribution and important role of fisheries and aquaculture to ensure the availability of protein, animal nutrition for mankind and it must be ensured that fishing and Aquaculture utilizes natural resources in a sustainable manner from an economic, social and environmental perspective.

The development of Industry 4.0 which is the basis for the realization of a very intelligent society 5.0 (Super Smart Society 5.0) has colored the entire fisheries and marine sector. The application of digital technology in the fisheries sector shows a positive trend for Indonesia. Through collaboration with many international institutions, Indonesia has succeeded in increasing fish catch productivity from 6.54 million tons in 2016 to 9.45 million tons in 2018, which is later expected to be through the development of industry 4.0, Indonesia is able to meet the needs of animal protein and nutrition from the industrial sector. fisheries and marine.

The expected output from this International Seminar on Fish and Fisheries Sciences (ISFFS) is scientific publications of Indonesian lecturers, researchers and postgraduate students published in accredited national journals, reputable international journals (SCOPUS indexed) and in SCOPUS indexed International Proceedings. This is in line with the goal of Udayana University to increase the potential of its resources in producing national, international scientific publications, and intellectual property for the benefit of the community and to establish cooperation in various fields to improve the quality of the tridharma of higher education.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Bali, Dr. Ir. Wayan Koster, M.M expressed his highest appreciation and appreciation to Indonesian Ichthyologi for the initiative to organize scientific meetings in the marine and fisheries sector and choose Bali, and to involve Udayana University as one of the hosts. The province of Bali is a unitary territory of the island of Bali and several small islands with a land area of ​​about 5,636 km2, with an area of ​​9,440 km2 of marine waters, and a long coastline of 633 km2. Although in terms of the area of ​​land and sea waters are relatively small, Bali's nature is blessed with marine and fishery resources that are diverse and of very high value both economically and ecologically. The island of Bali also benefits from a strategic ecological position where Bali is an important area as a water mass transition from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean which is strongly influenced by ocean currents in the Indonesian Archipelago and is an important area of ​​the world's Coral Triangle. This strategic position causes the sea in the Bali region to contain high biological wealth both at the ecosystem level and at the species level. This biological wealth belongs to the high category in the Asia Pacific region. The existence of the Indonesian archipelagic ocean currents also causes the sea waters in Bali to be rich in areas of cold water mass reversal from the bottom to the sea surface, making it a productive fishing area.

To increase the participation of marine and fisheries as well as to protect resources and the environment for sustainable development, research and innovation support is urgently needed. Research programs play a very important role in producing science and technology as well as innovations aimed at overcoming various problems and challenges of marine and fisheries development, especially in the Bali area. Research results are urgently needed to lift the hidden potential of resources and optimize their utilization along with efforts to create productive, efficient and competitive production processes and high added value both economically, socially and environmentally.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ir. Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, MM in his speech said that the Government realized that the marine and fisheries sector would become a national economic strength if managed properly. Marine and coastal resources, especially fisheries, should be seen as an inseparable unit. For this reason, KKP has prepared a long-term strategic representative as an elaboration of the blue economy which plays an important role in ecological sustainability and increasing economic welfare. This blue economy strategy is expected to increase people's income, expand employment opportunities and increase the country's foreign exchange. In the medium term, KKP has set three priority programs for 2021/2024, namely firstly increasing PNBP from natural capture fisheries resources to improve fishermen's welfare, secondly developing aquaculture to increase exports supported by marine and fishery research, and thirdly developing freshwater aquaculture villages. , brackish, and sea based on local wisdom. So one of the important factors in the success of marine and fisheries development is the use of technology, readiness of human resources so as to achieve business in the fisheries sector that has high productivity and efficient competitiveness.