Authors : Priadi Setyawan, Muhammad H. F. Aththar, Imron, Bambang Gunadi, Xiaofei Yu, Sander van den Burg, John Bastiaansen, Mark Camara, Hans Komen
This e-poster is meant to share information on an ongoing collaborative research project under a cooperation agreement between Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia and Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, Netherlands (2018-2022). The project was initiated by some issues on shrimp farming as the most important industry in aquaculture. Indonesian aquaculture occupies 1.3 million ha consisting of 54.15% brackish water ponds. Shrimp farming failures due to mass mortality brought a serious impact to 857,151 brackish water farmers. Further, shrimp farming is considered a high-risk industry. Consequently, it is increasingly difficult for shrimp farmers to obtain financing, resulting in the abandonment of land and ponds. Tilapia is the most attractive fin fish species for shrimp farmers because it has the highest salinity tolerance and range, grows faster than most other freshwater fish species. Farming tilapia is considered as an economically promising alternative for shrimp farmers. This project has several activities to solve the problem in an comprehensive way.
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