The 3rd International Symposium on Marine and Fisheries was successfully held

2020, 6th June, Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries, Universitas Hasanuddin was conducted the 3rd International Symposium on Marine and Fisheries. “Strengthening Innovations for Aquatic Resource Management’ is the theme for this year. The international symposium, which conducted in sequence with the 7th National Symposium on Marine and Fisheries FIKP Unhas, was the first virtual symposium in Universitas Hasanuddin. The opening remark was delivered by Rektor Universitas Hasanuddin, Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA, and the keynote speaker was Dr. Edhy Prabowo, SE., MM., MBA, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Republic of Indonesia.

Attend as invited speaker in this event are R. Dwi Susanto, PhD. from University of Maryland, USA and ITB Indonesia, Mr. Cyr Couturier, B.Sc., M.Sc, from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, Dr. Libby Swanepoel from University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Associate Prof. Dr. Marina Hassan, from Terengganu University, Malaysia, Associate Prof Dr. Muzzneena Ahmad Mustapha from University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Erik Teguh Primiantoro, S.Hut., MES, Director for Environmental Impact Prevention of Regional and Sectoral Policy, Ministry of Environmental and Forestry, Indonesia and Prof. Dr. Ir. Rohani Ambo Rappe, M.Si. researcher and Professor from Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia.

The plenary session was attended by 277 participants. More than 150 participants from many private and government universities and institutions (Teuku Umar University Aceh, Universitas Borneo Tarakan, Sekolah Tinggi Perikanan Jakarta, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Dipanegara, etc) were presenting their research results in parallel sessions. There were 10 groups hosted virtually for parallel sessions (Aquatic Biodiversity, Aquatic Ecology and Conservation, Aquatic Pollution Fisheries Processing Technology and Food Safety, Marine and Fisheries Biotechnology, Marine and Fisheries Biotechnology, law and Development Policy, Socio-Economics and Culture, Sustainable Aquaculture, Marine and Fisheries GIS, marine Ecotourism, Marine Technology, Oceanography, Sustainable Fisheries, Sustainable Aquaculture, Sustainable Fisheries), and one special class for poster session were hold to facilitate the scientific forum for all the scientists and researchers participants.

Dean of Marine Science and Fisheries Faculty, Dr. Ir. Aisjah farhum, M.Si, state in her speech that
although it is unfortunate that the current conditions do not allow participants to meet ‘normally’ but it is hoped that this ‘new normal symposium’ could build and strengthen the cooperation from various parties to contribute for the quality improvement of marine affairs and fisheries sector globally.

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