Dr Fredinan Yulianda Responds to the Three Pillars of Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Program

Dr. Fredinan Yulianda, Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB University, responds to the three pillars of the priority program of Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. The three pillars are an increase in Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP), an increase in fishermen's welfare and an increase in fisheries cultivation. According to him, this priority program needs to be supported by various elements of society.

"This is a futuristic concept that needs to be supported by all parties. Both from internal ministries and other stakeholders including academics”, he said in the Koral Webinar on May 3rd.

He revealed that efforts to realize the priority programs that have been launched need to fix the sustainable fisheries and marine management cycle. This management cycle consists of components of natural resources, data and information systems, a strong management system, effective policies and regulations, sector synergy and integration, as well as social and economic values.

"Social and economic values that are the output of the management cycle should be a product of the process of the management cycle. It aims to increase economic value in the fisheries and marine sectors”, he added.

Achieving each target indicator is not enough to just fix one or two components of the fishery problem. He also said that the increase in PNBP as an output indicator is closely related to the condition of resources, which is an input indicator.

"Do not let PNBP increase, but the condition of the resources is not in good condition”, he explained.

Meanwhile, fishermen's welfare is closely related to opportunity, justice and facilities. Fishermen must obtain priority rights in utilizing fishery resources through the provision of facilities. Not only that, fishermen must also receive programs for economic welfare so that they are able to meet their needs.

"While the development of aquaculture, it is necessary to pay attention to spatial planning and environmental quality. From the production side, such as hatchery (cultivation of fish seed production), feed and technology, policies, and post-harvest management must also be considered”, he added.

He revealed that several fish cultivation areas are still prone to disruption of waste and a decrease in the quality of the aquatic environment. Therefore, he sees that it is necessary to make laws and regulations that do not look from a sectoral perspective.

"The formulation of policies must be integrated and a control system is needed that embraces all interests that prioritize the preservation of natural resources and the aquatic environment”, he added.

According to him, existing regulations on land and at sea should be synergized and integrated with the importance of maintaining the existence of fishery resources. Sustainable fisheries and marine development will be created, which is a system that has connectivity between resource sustainability, sustainable use and economic sustainability. (*/RA)

Published Date : 08-May-2021

Resource Person : Dr Fredinan Yulianda

Keyword : Fisheries, Aquaculture, Fisheries Business