Fishway development in Indonesia is currently receiving serious attention. This can be seen by the existence of barriers made by humans in the form of weirs/dams that limit some types of fish migration from upstream to downstream (or vice versa) to be hampered or even impossible.
In response to this, KKP and BRIN along with FAO held a masterclass at the Crone Plaza Hotel Bandung on 27-30 June 2022. Some of the participants were stakeholders under the West Java Sukabumi Fisheries Service, West Java PUPR Service and PUPR UPT related to the concept construction of bending/dam in West Java. In addition, academics were also attended by IPB, UNDIP, UNSOED and UNAIR Lecturers. Dr. eng. Sapto Andriyono as one of the representatives of Airlangga University lecturers had the opportunity to participate in this activity and provide ideas in the relevance of environmental DNA applications in estimating biodiversity in river waters.
By bringing together parties that focus on biological aspects (fish and aquatic biota) and those who focus on the construction of bending/dams, it is hoped that the construction of irrigation facilities and regulation of the hydrological system can provide space and opportunities for migratory biota (fish) to continue. its life cycle. It is hoped that the construction of weirs / dams carried out in Indonesia will pay attention to the fishway to support sustainable fisheries resources for the future.