Two fish cultivator groups in Tanjungraya Agam received biofloc pond

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Two fish cultivator groups in Tanjungraya Agam received biofloc pond

Head of the Agam Regency Fisheries and Food Security Service, Ermanto, is reviewing the Salarun fish cultivator group biofloc in Jorong Batuang Panjang, Nagari Sungai Batang, Tanjungraya District, Friday (11/6). (Ist)

Lubukbasung (ANTARA) - Two Fish Cultivator Groups in Tanjungraya District, Agam Regency, West Sumatra received biofloc pond assistance for catfish farming to shift farmers' dependence from Lake Maninjau to land ponds because the volcanic lake is heavily polluted.

Head of the Agam Fisheries and Food Security Service, Ermanto in Lubukbasung, Friday, said the fish cultivator groups that received the assistance were the Saralun fish cultivator group in Jorong Batuang Panjang, Nagari Sungai Batang and the fish cultivator group of Pulau Harapan Tanjung Sani

"The biofloc assistance is a program of direct extension methods to farmers by making demonstration plots to boost productivity and fishery products," he said.

He said the Saralun fish cultivator group biofloc was assistance from PT PLN Bukittinggi Power Plant Implementing Unit with a fund of Rp37 million.

The funds are used to make four units of biofloc, catfish seeds, feed and medicines.

"The development of the biofloc is in collaboration with the Bung Hatta University Research and Community Service Institute," he said.

While the Pulau Harapan fish cultivator group biofloc is assistance from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries through the Sungai Gelam Freshwater Aquaculture Fisheries Center (BPBAT), Jambi with a fund of IDR 200 million for 10 units of biofloc, feed, medicines and others.

The assistance is for a pilot pond for floating net cage farmers, so they can learn catfish farming in the group.

In the future, his party will continue to provide guidance so that the program will develop properly and the lake pollution load will be reduced.

"We will continue to provide guidance for group members so that the program runs well, and they cultivate on land, not in Lake Maninjau," he said.

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