Socialization of Second Stage Fish Apartment, BPI Committed to Increase Productivity of Fisherman
Batang, September 20, 2017 - PT Bhimasena Power Indonesia initiated the socialization of the second phase of construction and installation of fish apartment which was held in the district office of Tulis. As a follow up to the very successful results of the first phase conducted in 2016, BPI again plans to start the second phase of fish apartment program in cooperation of Fishing Development Center (BBPI) Central Java.
A number of fishermen from Dukuh West Roban Village Kedungsegong District of Tulis and Dukuh East Roban Sengon Village District of Subah presented on the socialization. A total of 50 modules of fish apartment will be installed on the east side of Jetty area of Central Java Coal-Fired Power Plant (CJPP).
BPI President Director Takashi Irie conveyed that BPI is striving to implement its commitment to meet AMDAL. One of key activities is the installation of fish apartment in Central Java Power Plant area.
"This activity as part of BPI commitment to improve fisherman income as well as protecting the environment. With this artificial habitat, we hope, increased fishery production and synergy between community and BPI and supported by the government will build sustainable empowerment of local communities, "said Irie (20/9).
In the second phase of socialization activities, the fishermen were also informed related to the selective fishing gear. With the use of the tools, more selective fishery catch, fisherman safety as well as minimum impact on biodiversity can be attained.
Fish apartment once installed and placed at the point surveyed will be managed by the West Roban and East Roban Fishermen Group. The group will monitor and record the utilization of the fish apartment on a regular basis. They are also responsible for the maintenance of fish apartment both above and below the water surface.
In addition to the new fishery area, fishing for tourism also started in this area since more species of fish are living around the area by fish Apartment installation. Fish and marine biota also has safety place from predators so that fish quality conditions are better.