MDPI Contributes to Sustainable Fisheries Exhibition Held by Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan (DKP) Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT)
In order to commemorate independence day of Indonesia, DKP NTT held a n exhibition at Lasiana, Kupang City on August 10 – 19. MDPI was asked to provide informative posters about I-Fish data and on the MDPI profile, as well as videos about I-Fish.
MDPI staff in Kupang, Alief and Rui, were assigned to be in the booth created by DKP to share information about MDPI programs and activities to the visitors of the exhibition. We explained to them about how to get, to collect and to store data of tuna fisheries in the I-Fish system. We described that I – Fish is a fishery information system for data collection of tuna and skipjack in Indonesia. It is accessible to fishermen and stakeholders such as government, universities, organizations, industry and experts. The data entry process is conducted by enumerators in every site of MDPI. This system was originally developed in 2012 by the IMACS project of USAID Indonesia and is in a process of refining and development to this day.
In addition, we also had a brief discussion with the Head of CaptureFisheries, Bapak Ernesh D. Hamel. The discussion centred on a plan to create a video about data collection through collaborative process between DKP NTT and MDPI. DKP NTT really appreciates the involvement of collaborators such as MDPI in this exhibition and hopefully we will be able to participate in the similar events in NTT to increase the awareness about data collection and sustainable fisheries to a broader audience in NTT and in Indonesia.
Writer: Alief Dharmawan