[Unpad.ac.id, 23/02/2016] Fishery resources must be able to be thoroughly exploited by Indonesia. The development of fisheries needs to ‘shift poverty’ instead of ‘shifting poor people’.
Professor of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK), Prof. Dr. Ir. Iriana Dulmi’ad H. Wada mentioned this during his lecture entitled “Politics of Fisheries in Facing of Global Challenges” in Bale Sawala Jatinangor Rectorate Building, Tuesday (23/02). This Wada lecture was held for the respect for Prof. Dulmi’ad retirement.
In the lecture, Prof. Dulmi’ad said that globalization could crush fisheries sector if the fishery politics is not flexible, tactical, visionary, and protecting fishing communities. Fishery politics itself should be aimed at saving potential, the improvement of facilities and infrastructure, improving quality of human resources fishery, handling good results, strengthening organization, as well as improvement of fishery education and other fields.
Preservation of fisheries resources is not only the task of Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, but also the duty of all the society elements, fishermen, Indonesia Armed Force, police force, law enforcement, and the general public, as part of the universal community.
Prof. Dulmi’ad explained that effort to prevent illegal fishing practices and environment damage is done by positioning TNI and fishermen with fishery skills at the outermost islands. “By developing the outer islands as potential fishery basis, every illegal effort and environment damage can be prevented, or at least reduced,” he said.
The fishermen’s product needs to be transported and purchased on a regular basis at a reasonable price by government owned/private carrier vessels in order to deliver it to centers of consumer or export executive. Thus, both fishermen and security officers will get additional revenue.
Based on the National Defense Law, the Indonesia Armed Force is responsible for keeping NKRI from outside disturbance. With fishery skills and working with fishermen, not only that fish production will increase, public defense function will also provide mutual benefit for all parties.
This event was attended by Rector Unpad, Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad, Dean of FPIK Universitas Padjadjaran, Dr. Ir. Iskandar, M.Si, as well as faculty, staff, and students of FPIK Unpad. In his speech, Dr. Iskandar said that Prof. Dulmi’ad was the one of the first graduates from the first year of Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Padjadjaran. Prof. Dulmi’ad was also the first Doctor and professor in the Department of Fisheries Unpad. Prof. Dulmi’ad have served at Padjadjaran University for 50 years.*
Reported by Artanti Hendriyana / eh