02 Nov 2015

DHI participates in International Conference of Aquaculture Indonesia

DHI participated in the 5th International Conference of Aquaculture Indonesia in Jakarta on 29-31 October 2015. We took this opportunity at the conference to generate new collaborations and developments in Indonesia within the fields of ecology and aquaculture.

The event was opened by Mr Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia. Prof Dr Rokhmin Dahuri, President of Indonesian Aquaculture Society gave the welcoming speech to all participants.

Our scientists presented an opinion – published in the Journal of Fisheries and Livestock Production – on the sustainable development of aquaculture. The authors of the presentation support the use of social and ecological baselines when carrying out environmental impact assessments prior to the development of aquaculture zones. Our experts discussed the challenges generated by perception and shifting baselines and how this is an important parameter of the social pillar of sustainability. 

MIKE Powered by DHI tools used in evaluating environmental resilience were also presented. As a parallel to the paper on faith-based fisheries (2006) from Ray Hilborn, Professor of Fisheries Management at the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington, our scientists raised the question of whether we are having a faith-based aquaculture sustainability issue.

Ensuring the sustainable development of aquaculture in Indonesia – where most aquaculture growth is happening in South East Asia – is a crucial area that DHI can support with our 50 years of expertise in water environments.

Guillaume Drillet, Business Development Coordinator, Aquaculture APAC and Jiamin Xu, Environmental Scientist
in Jakarta. © DHI