UNPATTI-Ambon, Friday (23/03/2018), the 55th UNPATTI Anniversary in 2018 with the theme “Islands-Based Human Resource Development”, was used as a momentum for the involvement of all UNPATTI academics to change the community mindset to manage wisely the maritime and fisheries potentials in Maluku.
UNPATTI Chancellor, Prof. M. J Saptenno hopes that the community does not only make natural resources owned as something as secondary sub-system, meaning that the potential of existing Sea and Agricultural Resources is only managed and taken only for food, but how to educate the community to manage the existing potential into an economy sustainable.
Rector of UNPATTI through the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences utilizes the bay section in Ambon Island to manage floating cages in addition for cultivating fish as part of research but also managing the results of the cultivation as sustainable economic potential.
The UNPATTI Maritime Center which is an addition to the research and academic studies related to maritime development, in the field of community service disseminated the results of research and studies related to Maritime Affairs and the rich diversity of fisheries and marine governance in Maluku to be useful for the community and academia.
To safeguard Sustainable Marine Resources, related to the pollution of the coastal environment in the Gulf part of Ambon, the Chancellor said that the arrangement of the coastal environment is also the responsibility of not only UNPATTI, but all stakeholders, government, NGOs and environmentalists and coastal communities which must cooperate and continuously socialize and invite the community who live around the deep bay coast and communities living on the riverbanks or times for ‘Awareness of the Dangers of Pollution’, both plastic waste and other toxic wastes to coral reef destruction (which are very slow to grow) and also other biota which are obligations that must be maintained , being cared for sustainably and and later can produce maritime and fishery potential that can be managed for sustainable economic growth and income.
Let’s take care of our marine environment for posterity and the future of Maluku … HOTUMESE!