Capacity building in fish processing technology

The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) formulated an 'Industrialisation Strategy' to boost the development of economic marine and fisheries. Through industrialisation, fishermen and others stakeholders are expected to increase productivity, efficiency, added value, and competitiveness.

Most fish produce is still exported in bulk as raw product. It is therefore of much importance to add value to fishery products by increasing knowledge and experience in fish processing technology. Indonesia is in need to produce large numbers of professionals with technical qualifications in fish processing, who can work in private industry and public service organisations in the fishery sector.

Graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge

The Jakarta Fisheries University (JFU) of professional Education (Sekolah Tinggi Perikanan) is the only vocational training institution in Indonesia that produces graduates with practical and theoretical knowledge in fishery. The project will target the department of fish processing. JFU is an education institution under the Agency of Human Resources Development on Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF).

The Fish Processing Technology Department

JFU expects to increase its capability and competence to plan, function and act according to its institutional mandate given by the MMAF. The project will assist JFU to strengthen its administrative, financial, human resource development, monitoring and evaluation.
The Fish Processing Technology Department (FPTD) of JFU, expects to expand and ascertain its leadership position in the fore front of higher fisheries education and to become a professional and highly esteemed university in the field of fish processing. The project will strengthen capabilities of the FPTD to produce competent graduates, qualified and accepted by private industry, state owned enterprises and public service organisations.

The project will provide support and technical assistance to establish, renovate and operate the facilities for practical teaching and applied research. At the end of the project the FPTD is highly esteemed for its professional staff and didactical system and valued for its quality professional graduates, its teaching factory and applied, market led research programme.

The project will also aim to actively empower and promote fish processing technologies conforming to HACCP standards among community outreach stakeholders.