International Trainings on Fisheries and Aquaculture for Asia, the Pacific and African Countries
Banyuwangi – Opening ceremony of International Trainings on Fisheries and Aquaculture for Asia, the Pacific and African Countries was held at Auditorium of Banyuwangi Fisheries Training Centre (BFTC) on 16 July 2018. The trainings were implemented by the Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia (MoFA) and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia (MoMF).
NAM CSSTC Executive Secretary, Pinkan Ovanita Tulung, on behalf of NAM CSSTC Director, conveyed that NAM CSSTC’s involvement as one of implementing agencies was to realise NAM CSSTC’s vision in strengthening national capacity and collective independence of developing countries. In addition, the trainings were implementation of Memorandum of Understanding between the NAM CSSTC and the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) signed on 28 November 2017. The trainings created economic cooperation among participating countries, particularly between participating countries and Indonesia.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Diar Nurbintoro who represented the MoFA, conveyed that the training sessions were one of Indonesia’s technical assistance programme to developing countries. In addition to promote cooperation and increase bilateral relations among developing countries, Indonesia’s technical assistance programmes are implementation of Indonesian Government’s commitment for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in relation to food security, sustainable consumption, poverty eradication effort and economic development through fisheries sector.
International trainings on fisheries and aquaculture were implemented in two classes for five days:
“International Training on Fisheries” for Asia and the Pacific countries, attended by 10 participants from seven countries, namely: Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Tuvalu.
“International Training on Aquaculture” for African countries, attended by 19 participants from 17 countries, namely: South Africa, Algeria, Angola, Comoros, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mauritania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.
Training venue: BFTC MoMF, Jalan Raya Situbondo Km. 17, Bangsring Village, East Java 68402.
During the trainings, experts from the BFTC shared experience on eco-friendly fishing gear, fish processing and utilisation of aquaculture developed in Indonesia. BFTC Director, Achmad Subijakto conveyed that participants were trained for two fields: (1) Fish Catch, through method of creating and operating eco-friendly fishing gear (fishing pot); and (2) Aquaculture, through creation of cage aquaculture and nile tilapia aquaculture, ranging from fingerling, feeding and health management.