Chat Fisheries: The Need to Encourage Online Market Market So Fisheries Products Can Be Absorbed

IPB University in collaboration with the Directorate General of Strengthening Competitiveness of Maritime Products and Fisheries (PDSPKP), the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and the Indonesian Fishery Product Processing Society (MPHPI) held the 2nd Chat Together (Ngobar) webinar, on Friday (5/22). The Ngobar theme this time is related to "Processing of Fisheries Quality Development: Trends in MSME and Industry Innovation in the Middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic".

Dr. Mala Nurilmala, lecturer at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) IPB University said that IPB University especially the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences has played a large role and involved through membership in the development of the Indonesian Fisheries Processing Processing Society (MPHPI), so that it will continue to drive MPHPI's progress.

While the Director General of PDSPKP, Ir Nilanto Perbowo in his remarks conveyed constructive input from MPHPI so that together with the government to support government programs. In addition he stressed the importance of synergy in the pandemic era between industries and related institutions.Ir Nilanto Perbowo welcomed the Chat Together event that could bring more than 1000 participants.

As for Dr Trisna Ningsih from the Directorate of Processing and Quality Development, the Directorate General of PDSPKP conveyed related programs carried out to save Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Industry. One of them is expanding the Fish Eating Movement or Gemarikan, providing stimulus to MSMEs, as well as MSME surgery. In addition, there is also a campaign to glance at the fish industry with fish nutrition information and also to correct the bad issues related to fish.

 Related to the catfish industry business, Ir Sudiarso explained the catfish industry business was experiencing problems in the middle of this pandemic. With the closing of the restaurant and Horeka, the company must innovate. In addition, the existence of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) causes human resources (HR) to be limited so that the division of shift work is carried out. Not only that, the cost of rapid tests borne by the company is also a challenge for business sustainability at this time.

He also explained that the rising transportation and production costs also greatly affected the running of the business. Today many companies sell to market places and adjust products needed by consumers.


"Even though raw materials are maintained and the costs are low, this also greatly affects the fishermen and cannot be allowed to continue. There must be efforts from the government to increase people's purchasing power and also stimulus for fishermen," he explained. MPHPI Deputy Chairperson and Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences at Diponegoro University, Prof. Tri Winarni discussed a lot related to the security of the fishing industry in terms of logistics and the need to encourage online market markets so that fishery products can be absorbed.

In the question and answer session conducted, Dr. Trisna Ningsih was asked many questions related to the industry and its readiness to be built in Eastern Indonesia. "There needs to be support so that the industry can develop in Eastern Indonesia, one of which has been developed in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) through modern pindang efforts. The existence of MSME Surgery is also one way for the community to also participate to be registered through the fostering of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), "he explained.

The second Ngobar event was closed by the Chairperson of MPHPI by emphasizing that the state must be present and MPHPI is ready to become a strategic partner of the government in this case the KKP. The Ngobar event was opened by Dr. Mala Nurilmala as the host and Taufik Hidayat, SPi, MSi (Wasekjen MPHPI from FPIK IPB University) as the moderator. (IAAS / NAS)

Published Date : 03-Jun-2020

Resource Person : Dr Mala Nurilmala

Keyword : Ngobar 2, Dr. Mala Nurilmala, Gemarikan, KKP, MPHPI