Is Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (Imta) Concept An Answer to Abraded Coastal Area? A Stakeholders' Perspective Analysis

T. Elfitasari*, L. Klerkx, O. Joffrey, S. Rejeki, L.L. Widowati, R.W. Aryati, R.H. Bosma

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Abstract

Abrasion in coastal area of northern Central Java is severe, with abraded area exceeding 5,000 hectares which resulted in many aquaculture ponds became submerged and dissapeared. Eventhough physically the ponds are no longer visible, however the water quality is still supporting aquaculture to be carried out in that area. This paper explores the possibility that aquaculture innovation technology using an IMTA concept is suitable for abraded area in the stakeholders' point of view so that can be introduced to local community affected by abrasion to support their livelihood. This study employed rapid appraisal for aquaculture innovation system (RAAIS) to obtain data in two location in Central Java: Demak and Brebes regency and used descriptive for analysis method. Stakeholders from different background were involved representing fish farmers, government, NGOs, private sector and academics. Systemic analysis showed that both areas uncover similar constraints due to adopting the new IMTA technology. Stakeholders believed that constraints were mostly grouped as technological and institutional issues and that most problems rooted in the national level. Issues along value chain were believed by stakeholders from Brebes region may occur mostly in production area while stakeholders from Demak believed that inability to access credit deserves the blame. The possibility of using IMTA for aquaculture activity in abraded coastal area were also dicussed based on the obtained data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Tropical and Coastal Region Eco Development
Place of PublicationSemarang, Indonesia
PublisherIOP Publishing
Number of pages9
Volume246
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
Event4th International Conference on Tropical and Coastal Region Eco Development, ICTCRED 2018 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 30 Oct 201831 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherIOP Publishing
ISSN (Print)1755-1307

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Tropical and Coastal Region Eco Development, ICTCRED 2018
CountryIndonesia
CitySemarang
Period30/10/1831/10/18

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