Assisting TPS 3R Tumpang Lestari in Maggot Cultivation Efforts for Fisheries

Doctoral Service Program of Universitas Brawijaya (UB) in partnership with the Integrated Waste Management Site (TPST) 3R Tumpang Lestari Malang providing assistance for maggot cultivation in dry form, construction of a 3x4m2 pond and implementation of socialization on maggot and budikdamber (Fish Cultivation in a bucket). The Doctoral Service (DM) activity was assisted by six KKN students from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya followed by 40 PKK women from Tumpang Village.

The activity chaired by Prof. Dr. Ir. Maftuch, M.Si under the guidance of Dr. Ir. Arning Wilujeng Ekawati, MS., Dr. Sugiarto, ST., MT., and Dhanny Septimawan Sutopo, S.Sos., M.Sc. The background is that waste continues to increase along with an increase in population, while the waste processing itself requires the right technology so that the processing products do not produce waste again. TPST 3R Tumpang Lestari transforms waste into goods of economic value, the collected waste is then sorted according to the criteria. Organic waste is separated from inorganic waste, while the collected organic waste is reused as fertilizer and others.

One of the uses of this organic waste is to make this waste a maggot living medium. Maggot is the larva of the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) or Hermetia Illucens in Latin.

Maggot is a larva of a type of fly that originally came from an egg and metamorphosed into an adult fly. The maggot produced at TPST 3R Tumpang Lestari has not been fully utilized for the fisheries sector. If the maggot at TPST 3R Tumpang Lestari is used for the fisheries sector (fish farming), then it can be an alternative to factory feed because maggot is known to have nutritional value that is not inferior to fish meal, if the maggot is properly processed it will produce feed with good nutrition but costs feed production can be further suppressed, in other words, maggot-based feed will have a positive impact on the people of Tumpang Village through activities at TPST 3R Tumpang Lestari.

It is hoped that with assistance in the maximum utilization of maggot, fish ponds, and budikdamber, it can provide significant results with the concept of innovative, solutive completed multiple waste through the Doctoral Service Program at Universitas Brawijaya. (*/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).