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Several types of feed options for lobster cultivation

Fakultas Perikanan dan Kelautan Universitas Airlangga

Several types of feed options for lobster cultivation


Lobster is one of the leading commodities in the Indonesian fishery sector along with shrimp and seaweed. Currently, the demand for consumption lobster continues to increase every year, both for the export market and the national market. But on the one hand, lobster production from the aquaculture sector is still very limited, and still relies on natural catches. One of the obstacles is the knowledge of the type of feed that is suitable for cultivation at both the larval (phyllosma) and juvenile (peurulus) levels for the enlargement process.

The Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Affairs (FPK) Universitas Airlangga as one of the higher education institutions for fisheries in Indonesia tries to contribute to existing problems in the context of developing aquaculture of aquatic commodities including lobster through the formation of research groups. FPK has now formed a research group on fish nutrition led by Muhamad Amin, S. Pi., M. Sc., Ph.D. The members of the Fish Nutrition research group are Dr. Ahmad Shofy Mubarak, S.Pi., M.Sc., Ir. Agustono, M. Kes., Ir. Yudi Cahyoko, M. Si., and Hapsari Kenconojati, S. Si., M.Sc. He has also done a lot of research on fish nutrition, not just lobster.

Currently this research group is conducting research on sea crayfish feed, starting from the larval stage, especially at the phyllosoma stage to juveniles in the enlargement process. For larval feed, currently, the focus is on identifying potential natural feed (live diet) available in lobster fishing ground areas such as Trenggalek and Pacitan and also observing the gastric contents of the larvae for confirmation of the appropriate feed. While the feed for the enlargement process is done by comparing several types of feed such as trash fish, shellfish to artificial feed such as pellets. The results of this study are expected to be able to provide benefits to the wider community, especially lobster cultivators. For those of you who are interested in this research we openly look forward to your participation. Please contact Muhammad Amin, S. Pi., M. Sc., Ph. D.


Author: Megana Duanassurya

Editor : Muhammad Amin, S. Pi., M. Sc., Ph. D. (Department of Aquaculture)

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