MDPI as Keynote Speakers in BKIPM DKP Yogyakarta
Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) attended a workshop in Yogyakarta to fufill the invitation from BKIPM (Balai Karantina Ikan Pengendalian Mutu dan Keamanan Hasil Perikanan) Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan (DKP) Yogyakarta. MDPI was invited to be keynote speakers in the workshop held from 20 – 22 October 2015. The workshop’s purpose was to increase the latest understanding about food safety, especially in implementation of marine fisheries management along the supply chain to develop fisheries in Yogyakarta.
MDPI’s Fair Trade Coordinator Widi Artanti and Fishery Improvement Program (FIP) manager Wiro Wirandi were assigned to attend the workshop to deliver presentations about lessons learned from MDPI’s success story in implementing FIP, Fair Trade and Traceability programs in eastern region of Indonesia.
Pre-workshops about an overview of fisheries in Yogyakarta presented by the head of Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan Yogyakarta, dr. Andung Prihadi Santosa, M. Kes. He presented the material about fisheries potential in Yogyakarta and the tuna potential in its WPP (Wilayah Pengelolaan Perikanan) 573. Wiro presented on Indonesian tuna fishery stakeholders’ efforts to improve the management of tuna fishery through the FIP process. The next schedule was a field visit to the fishery port in Sadeng Beach, Gunung Kidul, around 3 km from the city, to observe the fish unloading process. Planning is in process for a new, larger and more accessible port for the city.
On the second day, presentation from the resources person was about the regulations and problems of quality, food security and explanation on the market of global fisheries products and the standards. MDPI’s Widi explained traceability and eco label using the study case of Fair Trade implementation in Maluku sites. Fishers Associations in Maluku, assisted by MDPI received the World’s First Fair Trade Certified Seafood where every Fair Trade Certified tuna sold, fisherman receive an additional Community Development Premium Fund (around 10 percent of the dock-side price) which they can collectively invest in community projects like education, healthcare and community empowerments programs.
Participants joined discussion and involved in the brainstorming on comprehensive fisheries management related with good handling. Participants should give contribution for their action plan respectively based on the theme of workshop to develop fisheries in Yogyakarta.
MDPI enjoyed the session in Yogyakarta both as trainers and as participants. MDPI would like to collaborate more with DKP Yogyakarta and will be happy to have more sharing sessions for the improvement of fisheries throughout Indonesia.
Fishing port in Sadeng Beach, Yogyakarta. Photo credit: MDPI
Writer: Indah Rufiati