Fishery Department Develops Aquaculture Research

Author : Humas | Friday, November 10, 2017 09:49 WIB

Fishery Department, Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (FPP) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) held a scientific discussion aquaculture entitled "Potential of Lemna Plant as Feed in Aquaculture Business" on Tuesday (7/11). In this scientific discussion, Fishery  Department brought Lemna Plant Experts sp. from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Padjadjaran University Dr. Yuli Andriyani.

Head of UMM Fisheries Department, Riza Rahman Hakim SPi MSc, explained that the purpose of this scientific discussion is to form the better academic atmosphere in this department. "In the future, we will hold regularly discussion every 2-3 months. The theme will be broad, which is discussing the development of aquaculture in Indonesia and the world," he explained.
In addition, continued Riza, to follow up the discussion, the department will encourage students who attend to conduct research on the application or even Lemna plant itself. "For research, Lemna plants can be applied in fish that exist in East Java such as gurami, catfish, indigo, or other herbivorous and omnivorous fish," said Riza.
In this activity, Yuli Andriyani explained that in funding fish farming activities, funds for fish feed will spend 60% of the total funds . In fact, fish need more nutrients than terrestrial animals or land animals, especially for protein consumption.
"Fortunately, Lemna plant or commonly it's calleed duck grass is not only cheaper, but also contains high levels of protein, minerals and vitamins. As a result, in addition fish is to be healthy, it also has high protein," she concluded. (ard)


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