BANDUNG-Institute of Technology (ITB) signed an agreement with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries concerning the application of science and technology and community service in the field of marine and fisheries, Friday (03/02).
After signing the MOU that is represented by Susi Pudjiastuti and Rector of ITB Kadarsah, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries delivering a public lecture.
She said the state made the sea as the future of the nation and Indonesia as the pivot of the world maritime, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries began by doing a variety of improvements ranging from the regulation of fishing to decision of shooting foreign ships that illegally entered Indonesian waters.
However, according to Susi, though Indonesia can be proud with its wealth of the sea, but Indonesia can not be proud with the prevalence of well-being derived from the marine wealth.
Far from prosperous, 1 of 2 Indonesian children experienced unhealthy growth due to malnutrition in the last of 10 years. While Indonesia itself is rich in fish with full of protein sources.
From 2003 to 2013, the fishing business declined by 44.9% due to the traditional life of fishermen that are far from prosperous. As a result of difficult subsistence of fishermen, many coastal communities stop fishing and chose to migrate to the cities became a laborer, added Susi. jo