FPIK and Faculty of Fisheries Science Hokkaido University Held Summer Course 2023

Participants observe and carry out mangrove nursery process

The Faculty of Fisheries Sciences Hokkaido University (FSHU) cooperates with the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya (FPIK UB) to hold joint learning activities involving staff and students from both institutions. The theme for LS 2023 Summer Course is Fisheries Management and Mangrove Eco-tourism. This activity was held during July – August 2023 at FPIK UB and two field learning locations, namely the Tigawarna Clungup Mangrove Center (CMC) and Pondokdadap Beach Fishing Port (PPP), Sendangbiru Malang.

The first day of the summer course was attended by 14 participants, consisting of nine FPIK UB students, two inbound program students from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), and five FSHU students. This activity was opened by the Dean of FPIK UB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Maftuch, M.Si. The summer course presented two speakers who explained “Multispecies Fisheries” and “Coastal and Mangrove Ecotourism”. Prof. Dr. MATSUISHI Takashi Fritz represents HU, while Dr. Ir. Dewa Gede Raka Wiadnya, M.Sc representing UB.

Besides providing material in the guest lecture on the first day, the students were also divided into several groups. Each group gets a topic related to the two materials described above. Each group must identify challenges and solve problems based on the topics that have been shared and link theoretical studies with facts from the field visit the next day. The next activity of the Learning Satellite is a field trip. The field trip was carried out at CMC Tigawarna in South Malang. There are in-situ lectures and discussions with CMC participants and managers which are followed by edu-ecotourism activities. This edu-ecotourism activity can help students to collect information to fulfill group assignments on the fourth day later.

The next field trip was carried out at Pondokdadap Fishing Port in South Malang. Participants directly observed the process of landing fish that day. In-situ lectures and discussions from the port side with the participants were carried out after the field observations.

After the field trip activities, the next day students made presentation preparations. Each group discussed and finalized the presentation materials. Each group is given time to present the results of the group discussion and is followed by a question and answer session by the participants. The group that was the best in carrying out the presentation and question and answer session was given an award at the end of the activity.

The Learning Satellite 2023 summer course activity was closed by the Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Alumni, and Student Entrepreneurship, Dr. Eng Abu Bakar Sambah, S.Pi., M.T. Learning Satellite (LS) is an educational grant program from Hokkaido University (HU) which offers learning activities with its partner universities.

“Hopefully the form of international cooperation that is packaged in summer course activities will be the start in solving fisheries and marine problems that have occurred in recent years. With this activity it is the first step for students to increase research in the fisheries and marine sector,” said Abu. Furthermore, Ledhyane Ika Harlyan said that through international research collaboration with Hokkaido University it will provide opportunities for FPIK UB students and lecturers to conduct research related to this field. [LIH/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir]