Prof Jonson Lumban Gaol Wins Best Presenter at ICoGOIA 2021

Prof. Jonson Lumban Gaol, Permanent Professor from the Department of Marine Science and Technology IPB University together with Dr. Jacob LA Uktolseja from Satya Wacana Christian University Salatiga, won Best Presenter in the 10th Indonesian Operation Research Association (IORA) - International Conference on Global Optimization and Its event Application (IORA-ICoGOIA) 2021, 23/12. This year's IORA-ICoGOIA activity was organized by IORA in collaboration with the Unitary Business and Informatics Institute (IBI Kesatuan) which was held offline and online.

This event was attended by at least 247 presenters from seven countries. Prof. Jonson and Dr. Jacob presented the results of their research entitled "Smooth Caridina (Caridina laevis) and Snake Fruit (Salacca zalacca) Meal Supplementation Improve Optimization of Salinity Tolerance of Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) in the Seawater for Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Live Baitfish" .

Prof. Jonson explained, skipjack tuna is one of the fishery commodities in Indonesia which is the biggest catch target using pole and line fishing gear. However, he said, there are other things that become the main obstacle in fishing activities. The constraint in question is the availability of good quality live bait fish.

The IPB University lecturer continued, this is a basic requirement and cannot be separated from pole and line fishing activities. According to him, the use of live bait serves to attract groups of skipjack tuna to rise to the surface and get closer to the ship so as to facilitate the fishing process.

"For information, the topic of this research is alternative live bait for skipjack tuna fishing from guppies (freshwater) as an alternative bait for skipjack pole and line fisheries," he said.

Head of the Department of Marine Science and Technology, Dr Hawis Madduppa, expressed his pride and gratitude for the achievements that Prof. Jonson had achieved. According to him, the results of research conducted by Prof. Jonson and Dr. Jacob will be very useful and contributive to fisheries activities, especially in Indonesia.

“This achievement will certainly be an achievement in itself for them. Furthermore, for the Department of Marine Science and Technology, what has been achieved is a proud achievement because it brings the name of the department to an international scale,” said Dr Hawis. (*) (IAAS/RDL)

Published Date : 31-Dec-2021

Resource Person : Prof Jonson Lumban Gaol

Keyword : skipjack, skipjack fish, skipjack catching