Open Access Case Report

Fish Consumption Behavioral Changes during COVID-19 Pandemic in Bandung City (Case Study in Regol District)

Devia Rahmatika Putri, Zuzy Anna, Achmad Rizal, Asep Agus Handaka Suryana

Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Page 27-36
DOI: 10.9734/ajfar/2021/v13i130257

The spread of the Coronavirus outbreak has in changes in people's consumption patterns, including the consumption of fish products. The purpose of this study was to analyze changes in fish consumption behavior, what factors experienced changes in fish consumption behavior during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to analyze the understanding of the benefits of fish from consumers in the District Regol. The research was conducted in February - March 2021. The data used were primary. The method used is a case study with qualitative, quantitative the and descriptive data analysis. The sampling technique used an accidental sampling method with 100 respondents. Based on the results of the study, before the pandemic most respondents (39%) consumed fish twice a week, while in the pandemic phase, most respondents (46%) consumed fish only once a week and the amount of fish consumption in one week that is before the pandemic 47% consumers consume as much as <1kg, 43% as much as 1-2 kg and 10% as much as> 3kg, after the pandemic 55% consumers consume as much as < 1kg, 33% as much as 1-2 kg and 12% as much as> 3 kg. The purchasing system for the majority of consumers has not changed, that is, consumers still prefer to shop offline. The place of purchase for the majority of consumers has not changed, that is, consumers still prefer traditional markets.

Open Access Original Research Article

Disparity Analysis of Fish Cultivators Running Water System Pond in Tanjungsiang District, Subang Regency

Deri Eki Laksana, Achmad Rizal, Iwang Gumilar, Rita Rostika

Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Page 21-26
DOI: 10.9734/ajfar/2021/v13i130256

The research of disparity analysis of fish cultivators running water system pond in Subang Regency has been carried out in April 2019 until December 2020 This study aims to determine the level of budget and analyze the level of inequality in Tanjungsiang, Subang Regency based on characteristics of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in 2020. The method used in this research is qualitative and quantitative method. Information and data are collected by primary and secondary data that obtained by questionnaire and from relevant agencies. Processing data used the Gini Ratio analysis. The results showed that the average expenditure of the population according to the monthly per capita welfare level in Subang Regency was Rp. 1.228.740. The level of income gap of running water system pond fish cultivators in Tanjungsiang District, Subang Regency during the analysis period from 2018 to 2019 is at a high level gap because it is more than 0.5. Based on the Gini coefficient calculation, a value of 0.901 is obtained.

Open Access Original Research Article

The Influence of Water Physical Chemical Quality on the Zooplankton Community Structure in the Upstream Citarum River of West Java Province

Seldatia Syifani Alhafidzoh, Zahidah Hasan, . Sunarto, Heti Herawati

Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Page 37-47
DOI: 10.9734/ajfar/2021/v13i130258

The Citarum River is the longest river in West Java Province which is used for various human activities to produce a load of waste input into water bodies which cause changes in the physical and chemical parameters of the waters that will affect the life of aquatic organisms that live in it, one of which is zooplankton. Zooplankton can be used as a water bioindicator because it has a high level of sensitivity to pollution, especially in freshwater. The purpose of this research is to determine the physical-chemical quality of the water in the Citarum River and its influence on the structure of the zooplankton community in this environment. The research was carried out from August 2020 until October 2020 with a purposive sampling method. Sampling was carried out at 5 stations with 6 repetitions every 1 week. The parameters observed were physical and chemical parameters of the waters, an abundance of zooplankton, diversity index, and dominance index. The results showed that the composition of zooplankton in the Upstream Citarum River was 15 genus consisting of 2 phyla. The abundance of zooplankton obtained ranged from 21 - 51 individuals/L. The Simpson diversity index (D) obtained a range between 0.59 - 0.73 for the high category. The dominance index obtained ranges from 0.27 to 0.41 for the low category. Dissolved oxygen and pH are the parameters that most influence the presence of most of the identified zooplankton orders.

Open Access Review Article

Characteristics of Fish Protein Concentrate (FPC) of Marine Fish

. Junianto, Al Marisa Rinaldi, Tia Yulianti, Siti Zahra Riandi

Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Page 1-11
DOI: 10.9734/ajfar/2021/v13i130253

The purpose of this review article is to study the types of marine fish that can be processed into FPCs, methods for FPCs production, and the characteristics of marine fish FPCs known from various research in Indonesia. Based on a review of various articles and other literature, it can be concluded that the types of marine fish that can be processed into FPC are tuna, mackerel, anchovies, snapper, and rainbow runner. The method of FPCs production that can be used are reduction, whole meal, dry reduction and solvent extraction. The characteristics of the FPCs from various studies depend on the type of fish and the method of FPCs production.

Open Access Review Article

Lobster Cultivation in Indonesia and Vietnam: A Review

Mochhamad Ikhsan Cahya Utama, Ayi Yustiati, Yuli Andriani, Rita Rostika

Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Page 12-20
DOI: 10.9734/ajfar/2021/v13i130255

The development of spiny lobster (Panulirus sp.) cultivation is of particular concern as market demand continues to increase while capture fisheries production remains static and with little chance of increasing. Indonesia has a unique opportunity to build the largest lobster aquaculture industry in the world, based on the significant natural resources of the puerulus settlement. Cultivation of lobster in the country is one solution to maintain the availability of lobster seeds in the waters. The success of Vietnam's lobster industry has generated enormous interest in Indonesia, where is having so much potential for the lobster farming industry. Lobster cultivation activities consist of catching lobster puelurus, juvenile production, and lobster rearing. Vietnam, which has first started lobster cultivation activities, can certainly be an example for Indonesia in developing lobster in its own country. Several innovations that have been successfully developed in Vietnam, such as the process of catching using trawls or using fluorescent lights or cultivation activities using cages that are submerged with a depth of more than 10 m can certainly be examples for Indonesia to consider.