Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Welcomes New Fisheries and Marine Students, Explains Future Opportunities and Challenges


Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), Sakti Wahyu Trenggono was present at the peak event of the Joint Orientation of the Indonesian Fisheries and Marine Campus 2021, (12/9). This event was attended by more than 4400 participants from 27 universities in Indonesia. The event for welcoming new students in Fisheries and Marine Affairs was organized by the Fisheries Cyber Center (FCC) and the Indonesia Telecommunication & Digital Research Institute (ITDRI) supported by myDigiLearn and Smarteye.id.

In this joint orientation program, new students of fisheries and marine science have the opportunity to visit all fishery and marine university campuses in Indonesia. One of them is the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) IPB University.

The Dean of FPIK IPB University, Dr Fredinan Yulianda said that it was time for new students of fisheries and marine science to have digital technology capabilities. They must be able to take advantage of the fishery and marine data and information digitization system to develop their capacity.

“Students can join the FCC Program as a marine and fisheries digital ecosystem. From this program, students can broaden their horizons, network, find problems and alternative solutions. Students are also able to increase the capacity of big data artificial intelligence and the internet of things in finding solutions," he said.

Meanwhile, in his presentation, KKP Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono said that to achieve the target of a sustainable blue economy in Indonesia, one way is to take advantage of the potential of students. Students can play a role in recognizing problems, managing resources, and finding solutions with various innovations that can be developed.

“KKP builds food security through three priority programs. Namely, increasing Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP) from capture fisheries, developing aquaculture to increase exports, and building aquaculture villages based on local wisdom for freshwaters, brackish waters, and at sea.

The implementation of the three programs, according to him, faces several challenges. Especially in the 4.0 era.
"In the 4.0 era, the implementation of the three programs faced several challenges. Such as connectivity between production centers and distribution and processing centers. Limited infrastructure and logistics systems in marine and fisheries centers. Coupled with the low quality of human resources for fisheries business actors and limited information technology, he said.

All these challenges, according to him, should be seen as opportunities for students. Students can start a startup working in the marine and fisheries sector.

He gave examples of technological innovations to increase capture fisheries productivity, technology for monitoring fishing vessels to downstreaming in fishery processing areas and developing connectivity in logistics corridors.

“In the next four to five years, the role of marine and fisheries start-ups will be dominated by millennials. So students must prepare and adapt to the situation that awaits in the future as an effort to participate in managing marine and fishery resources in the industrial era 4.0 based on digital technology, "he added. (**/Zul) (IAAS/ADV)



Published Date : 24-Sep-2021

Resource Person : Dr Fredinan Yulianda

Keyword : Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, FPIK, IPB University, New Students

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