Prof Jonson Gaol Receives Best Presenter Award at International Conference on Global Optimization and Its Application


Prof Jonson Lumban Gaol, Professor of IPB University’s Department of Marine Science and Technology, with Dr Jacob LA Uktoseja from the Satya Wacana Christian University, have achieved the Best Presenter Award at the 10th Indonesian Operation Research Association (IORA) – International Conference on Global Optimization and Its Application (IORA-OCoGOIA) 2021, on December 23rd, 2021. The event was held both offline and online by IORA in collaboration with the Kesatuan Economics Institute (IBI Kesatuan).

The conference was participated by 247 presenters from seven countries. Prof Jonson and Dr Jacob presented their research titled “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 that the skipjack tuna fish is one of Indonesia’s largest catch targets for fish commodity fished using the pole and line tools. However, there is a challenge in fishing this species, which is the availability of live bait with good quality. This live bait is a main requirement in the pole and line fishing method as it functions to attract the school of skipjack tuna fish to swim close to the surface and approach fishing boats, making the fishing process much easier.

The research topic presented at this event focuses on an alternative live bait for skipjack tuna fishing using pole and line which is the freshwater guppy. Dr Hawis Madduppa, the Head of IPB University’s Department of Marine Science and Technology, expressed his appreciation and pride towards the achievement accomplished by Prof Jonson and Dr Jacob which had shone a light on the Indonesia’s efforts in marine research on the international level. Dr Hawis expressed his belief that this research would bring great benefits and contributions to Indonesia’s fishing industry.



Published Date : 31-Dec-2021

Resource Person : Prof Jonson Lumban Gaol

Keyword : skipjack, skipjack fish, skipjack catching

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