The quality of fisheries and marine colleges in Indonesia is an important part of efforts to create superior human resources (HR) in the field of fisheries and marine affairs. Therefore, the Leaders Forum of Indonesian Fisheries and Maritime Universities (FP2TPKI) held a meeting on plans to set up an Independent Accreditation Institute for fisheries and marine sciences (LAM-PIK), for two days (12/1-13/1/203)
Located in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya (FPIK UB), this activity was attended by 15 leaders of fisheries and marine colleges throughout Indonesia.
In addition, Andreas Patria from the Coordinating Ministry for Marine and Fisheries Affairs was also present who fully supported the formation of LAM-PIK, since it is in line with the long term maritime plans of the Republic of Indonesia. Through increasing the capacity of human resources, the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will oversee the formation stage of LAM-PIK, so that it can eventually become an independent institution.
The component of LAM-PIK itself is planned to consist of multi-stakeholders in the fisheries and marine sectors, both from the academic world (universities), the business and industrial world, expertise associations and the shipping and maritime sectors. The Head of FP2TPKI as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya (FPIK UB), Prof. Maftuch conveyed that the formation of LAM-PIK is important, because it is a mandate from the law, as well as the urgency to improve the quality of fisheries and marine human resources in Indonesia. [Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]