Sendang Biru (15/9). AP2HI with UPT Pondok Dadap Port held a socialization of Good Fish Handling and ETP Species Handling in the multipurpose building of UPT Pondok Dadap Port, Sendang Biru. This event is part of fulfilling the criteria of Fisheries Improvement Program (FIP) and AP2HI Code of Conduct.
In the event AP2HI was represented by two member companies, there is from PT. Hatindo Makmur and PT. Satu Enam Delapan Benoa. The number of socialization participants who attended is 20 people consisted of fishermen, Officers from Polairut, Officers from the Indonesian Navy, Officers from UPT Representatives of Pondok Dadap Port and Fish Suppliers of PT. Hatindo Makmur as well as from PT. Satu Enam Delapan Benoa.
In the first session, Fauzul Zain Hardian, S.Kel. from UPT Pondok Dadap Port provided material regarding, Implementation of CPIB in PPP Pondok Dadap. In his presentation he explained that the Sendang Biru Region is an important tuna fishery production base in the southern region of Java. They have a fleet of 645 vessels with an average size of 11-20 GT, with fishing gear used is an handline, troll line, and purse seine.
Unfortunately, this area still lacks interest in entering the SCPIB stage due to the lack of awareness of ship owners to maintain the quality of fish and still use conventional techniques without regard to cold chain system at the time of fish transfer to the fish auction site.
To overcome this, UPT Pondok Dadap has tried to improve the quality of fish by: 1) increasing the number of decent vessels with SCPIB; 2) modernize the equipment of fish landing workers; and 3) increase efforts to implement sanitation and hygiene in fish landing environments. Although the solution has been provided, there are other external factors that affect the application of engineering modernization on the ground.
In the second session, Lina Chalwati provided the procedure for receiving raw materials in industry. In this session, fishermen were given knowledge about the standard of distribution of raw materials from suppliers to the fish processing industry, namely by using a closed tub car or thermoking with the addition of bulk ice to protect fish from sun exposure so that fish temperatures ≤ 4.40 C.
Lina said that fish rejected by industry are usually fish that do not reach temperature standards and do not pass organoleptic tests caused by mushy meat, smell, there is some meat that is cooked and have parasite.
“These things are because of the cold chain system when handling on the vessel, at the time in TPI, and at the time of distribution of fish that is not good. The rejection of fish is certainly very bad for the economic pace of tuna sales, because it can harm fishermen, supplier and industry” explained Lina.
And finally in the third session, delivered by Monica Shintalia, S.Pi, which is about the introduction of ETP animals and the handling of garbage in the sea. At this session, it is known that the fishermen at Pondok Dadap Port never intentionally caught ETP animals and already understand about the types of ETP animals. But, unfortunately there are still some ABK that throw garbage in the sea during the trip.
“This is due to a lack of information about the dangers of removing garbage at sea. So it needs to be cultivated a sense of awareness to keep the sea clean, “said Monica.
With this socialization event, AP2HI and UPT Pelabuhan Pondok Dadap expect fishermen to be able to get information and knowledge about the material that has been delivered.