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Department of Fisheries, one of the latest study program introduced in Faculty of Agriculture of Universitas Gadjah Mada, was established in 1963/1964 as Fishery Section andchanged into Fishery Departement in 1983. Since then, Department of Fisheries actively contribute to the development of fisheries sector, regionally and nation wide. Throughout the years, Department of Fisheries has conducted various researches in aquaculture, management of resources and socio-economy, as well as fisheries product technology development. Currently, Department of Fisheries offers three study programs: Aquaculture, Management of Fisheries Resource, and Fisheries Product Technology.In aquaculture, researches have been conducted in several topics, such as development of high quality Tilapia, aquarium fish, and vaccine for bacteria and viruses for Grouper fish, bacteria with probiotic property, and bioactive substances derived from marine organisms. In recent years, management of resources and socio-economy studies has also been conducted, particularly in ecology, conservation, and fishing management in coastal area. Moreover, Department of Fisheries has been developing fish processing technology, such as nugget processing, fish sauce, surimi, smokey catfish, etc.

Vision and mission

Vision : Department of Fisheries of Universitas Gadjah Mada will contribute as pioneer of national fishery program with world class excellence and to serve the nation interests and humanity based on Pancasila.
Mission : To provide education and valuable research and to serve for the preservation and development of fishery science which prominent and beneficial for the society.

Facilities (Laboratories)

Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology

Several researches conducted by Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology related to aquatic community and ecosystem were inventory and identification of biota of various aquatic regions, analysis of aquatic quality and productivity, as well as assessment of environmental pollution. As a form of community service, Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology provides consultation on water quality analysis and water organism identification.

Laboratory of Genetic and Breeding

Laboratory of Fish Genetic and Breeding has conducted several researches focused on the technology development of fish breeding and genetic. Prominent commodity which continously developed consist of giant gourami (Osphronemus gouramy), sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus), rainbow fish (Poecilia reticulata), and freshwater angelfish(Pterophyllum scalare). The laboratory has several types of gourami varieties originated from Indonesia as collection, such as from Java, Mandiangin or Riam Kanan River, Jambi and Padang.

Laboratory of Aquaculture

Laboratory of Aquaculture has developed researches in technology and management for sustainable aquaculture (carrying capacity, integrated cultivation system, resirculation cultivation system, etc), with prominent commodites such as tilapia (Oreochromis sp.), giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), carp (Cyprinus carpio), catfish (Clarias sp.), and eel (Anguilla sp.). In collaboration with government research institutes, Laboratory of Aquaculture released Nilasa, superior tilapia variety obtained from crossbreeding and inividual selection. Moreover, the laboratory also developed micro-scale aquaponic technology, gradual-sheltered giant prawn cultivation with high productivity, and carrying capacity estimation methodfor aquaculture development in water reservoirs.

Laboratory of Fish Pests and Disease

The laboratory examines various aspects on fish and shrimp disease and their countermeasures. Among succesful advance of the laboratory was vibrio polyvalent vaccine for vibriosis, particularly for groupers. To date, vaccine for VNN and KHV diseases has also gradually developed through recombinant protein method.
Our laboratories also in cooperation with various parties, including the private sector and agencies, and build cooperative network with foreign universites in form of guest lecture, workshop, training, internship, researcher visit, and joint research with Nara Institute of Science and Technology (JASSO) of Japan, University of Sydney (ACIAR) of Australia, and Kasetsart University of Thailand.

Laboratory of Fishery Product Microbiology

The laboratory has conducted several researhces on microorganism isolation, analysis on bioactive metabolite, microbiological safety of fishery products, molecular study of microorganism, and applied microbiology in fisheries. Development of enzymatic technology for chitin waste processing using chitinolytic bacteria to obtain value-added products is one of the research topic conducted in this laboratory. Until recent days, the laboratory has 150 chitinolytic bacteria isolates obtained from various fishery resources, such as fermented food, fishpond sediment, wastewater, and aquatic sediments. Moreover, various chitin-degrading bacteria  has been successfully identified, from the family of Bacillus sp., Serratia sp., Pseudomonas sp., Enterobacter sp., Streptomyces sp., and Micromonospora sp., among which several bacteria’s chitinase coding gene have also been identified. Those isolates will furthermore developed as enzymatic chitin degrading agent to produce chitin hydrolysate products potentially applied for many purposes.

Laboratory of Fish Nutrition

Researches conducted in the laboratory are related to development of alternative fish feed through utilization or substitution of local ingredients (eg. hummingbird leaves, azolla fern, fermented cocoa bean shell, peanuts skin, fermented bran, maggot, etc), biofloc application in catfish cultivation from various carbon source, vitamin enrichment on natural feed, feeding management on natural and artificial feed to fish and shrimp, and development of microalga (Tetraselmis suesica and such) cultivation. In line with science development trends today, research has also been focused on marine yeast as single cell proteinfor fish feed and microalga development for fishery cultivation or other related products (biofuel, etc) using Spirulina and Botryococcus.

Laboratory of Fishery Products Processing

Laboratory of Fishery Products Processing is especially developing healthy fish-based food gel products without artificial flavoring, and preservatives. Other related research is the development of microalga Spirulina platensis based functional food which recently established as laboratory’s research roadmap. Several stages of this Spirulina-based functional food has been accomplished, such as invention of drying method which able to preserve macro- and micro-nutrition of the microalga, analysis on processing-induced bioactive compound changes, ingredient formulation and consumer preference test, as well as development of appropriate food vehicle.

Laboratory of Hydrobiology

Researches conducted in this laboratory are particularly related to isolation and utilization of bioactive compounds obtained from marine organisms (seaweed, avertebrates, and microorganisms). Laboratory of Hydrobiology also conduct research collaboration with overseas partners, such as The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), PEER-NSF-USAID, CRDF Global (USA), and RSDF-FF (New Zealand), in the joint research themed “Marine Biodiversity and Biodiscovery of Indonesia”. The research aimed to access Indonesian marine biodiversity and to discover chemical diversity for human health, aquaculture, and agriculture.

Laboratory of Fishery Socio-Economy Study

Laboratory of Fishery Socio-Economy Study conducts studies focused on fishery social and economic problems in Indonesia, including: fishery development in Indonesia, evaluation on coastal communities empowerment, and group-based society empowerment projects. The laboratory has built international educational cooperation network with various universities through distance lecture by Japan’s Hokkaido University, National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan, and International Institute D'ingénierie de L'eau et De L'environnement of Burkina Faso.

Laboratory of Fishery Resources Management

Researches conducted in this laboratory consist of distribution inventory of fishery and shrimp resources, study on the effect of volcano eruption on zoogeography of fish in mountain areas’s river, ecosystem-based management in public waters (lakes, reservoirs, rivers), improvement of aquatic resources conservation area (mangrove, coral reefs, seagrass), ictiofauna and nematodes zoogeography of fish and their development as biological marker. To support research sustainability and laboratory development, the laboratory also build inter-laboratory cooperation within nation and abroad.

Laboratory of Equipments and Fishing Method

Laboratory of Equipments and Fishing Method focused to create fishing equipment which designed to have high productivity, inexpensive, easily-operated, and also able to preserve fishery resources, particularly improvement of traditional equipments commonly used for fishing, such as purse seine, gillnet, traps, and fishing rods.

Staff members (Research topic)

  1. Alim Isnansetyo, Dr., Ir., M.Sc. (Marine Natural Product)
  2. Amir Husni, Dr., S.Pi., M.P. (Fisheries Biotechnology)
  3. Anes Dwi Jayanti, S.Pi., M.Agr.Sc. (Fisheries Resources Management)
  4. Bambang Triyatmo, Dr.,Ir., M.P (Water Quality Management)
  5. Dini Wahyu Kartika Sari, S.Pi., M.Si. (Fish Breeding)
  6. Djumanto, Dr., Ir., M.Sc. (Fisheries Resources Management)
  7. Eko Setyobudi, Dr., S.Pi., M.Si. (Fisheries/Marine Biology)
  8. Hery Saksono, Ir., M. A. (Fisheries Development)
  9. Ignatius Hardaningsih, Ir., M.Si. (Fish Breeding)
  10. Indun Dewi Puspita, S.P., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Fisheries Microbiology)
  11. Indah Istiqomah, S.Pi, M.Si. (Aquaculture Engineering)
  12. Latif Sahubawa, Dr., Ir., M.Si. (Fisheries Waste Management)
  13. Murwantoko, Dr., Ir., M.Si. (Fish Disease and Health Management)
  14. Mgs. Muh. Prima Putra, S.Pi., M.Sc. (Fisheries Biotechnology)
  15. Namastra Probosunu, Drs., M.Si. (Aquatic Ecology)
  16. Noer Kasanah, Apt., M.Si., Ph.D. (Marine Natural Product)
  17. Nurfitri Ekantari, S.Pi., M.P. (Fisheries Product Development)
  18. Prihati Sih Nugraheni, S.Pi, M.P. (Fisheries Processing Engineering)
  19. R.A. Siti Ari Budhiyanti, S.T.P., M.P. (Fisheries biochemistry)
  20. Ratih Ida Adharini, S.Pi., M.Si. (Aquatic/Marine Biology)
  21. Rustadi, Prof., Dr., Ir., M.Sc. (Aquaculture)
  22. Senny Helmiati, S.Pi., M.Sc. (Fish Nutrition)
  23. Suadi, S.Pi., M.Agr.Sc., Ph.D (Fisheries Socio-Economics)
  24. Sukardi, Ir., M.P. (Aquaculture Socio-Economics)
  25. Supardjo Supardi Djasmani, Ir., S.U. (Fishing Technique)
  26. Susana Endah Ratnawati, S.Pi., M.Sc. (Fisheries Waste Management)
  27. Susilo Budi Priyono, S.Pi., M.Si. (Aquaculture)
  28. Triyanto, Dr., Ir., M.Si. (Fish Disease and Health Management)
  29. Ustadi, Prof.Dr., Ir., M.P. (Fisheries Biotechnology)
  30. Wahdan Fitriya, S.Pi., M.Sc.(Fisheries Product Development)

Publication list
Kim, H.G., Adharini, R.I. & Walland, B. 2015. Experimental growth of filaments to plantlets of Grateloupia asiatica (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Algae. (accepted)
Adharini, R.I., J. Kim, G. Kandasamy, H.G. Kim. 2015. Seasonal growth and reproduction of Grateloupia subpectinata on the middle east coast of Korea. Korean Fisheries English Journal (accepted).
Adharini, R.I. and H.G. Kim, 2015. Effect of temperature and irradiance on the development of Grateloupia asiatica (Rhodophyta) for mass seedling production.  Journal of Algae. (accepted).
Djumanto, Devi MIP, Yusuf IF and Setyobudi E (2014). Population dynamic study of Mystacoleucus obtusitrotris (Valenciennes, in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1842) in Opak River of Yogyakarta. Jurnal Iktiologi Indonesia 14 (2): 145-156
Adharini,R.I. & H.G. Kim. 2014.Development pattern of crust  into upright thalli of  Grateloupia asiatica   (Halymeniacea, Rhodophyta). Journal of Applied Phycology .(26): 1911-1918
Setyobudi E, Jeon CH, Choi KH, Lee SI, Lee CI, and Kim JH (2013). Molecular Identification of Anisakid Nematodes Third Stage Larvae Isolated from Common Squid (Todarodes pacificus) in Korea. Ocean Sci. J. 48 (2): 197-205
Djumanto, Devi MIP, and Setyobudi E (2013) Ichtyofauna distribution in downstream region of Opak River, Yogyakarta. Jurnal Iktiologi Indonesia 13 (2): 97-108
Indun Dewi Puspita, M. Uehara, T. Katayama, Y. Kikuchi, W. Kitagawa, Y. Kamagata, K. Asano, C. H. Nakatsu, M. Tanaka. 2013. Resuscitation promoting factor (Rpf) from Tomitella biformata AHU 1821T promotes growth and resuscitates non-dividing cells.Microbes and Environments. 28 (1): 58-64
Ustadi, Amir Husni. 2013.The use of Gracilaria sp.Extract on Refrigerated Red Tilapia Fillet.J. Biol. Sci. 13(7):640-644.
Djumanto, Setyobudi E, Rudiansyah (2012). Fecundity of Mudskipper, Boleophthalmus boddarti (Pallas 1770) at Pantai Brebes. Jurnal Iktiologi Indonesia 12 (1): 59-71.
Adharini, R.I. B. J. Yoon & H.G. Kim. 2012. Development of spore in in Grateloupia asiatica     (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Proceed. International Symposium: Diversity, Distribution and Identification of Marine Plant Resources, 59-62p.
Siti Ari Budhiyanti, Iwan Yusuf B.L. 2012.Antioxidant Activity Of Brown Algae Sargassum Species Extract From The Coastline of Java Island. American Journal Of Agricultural And Biological Sciences. 7 (3), 337-346.
Indun Dewi Puspita, Y. Kamagata, M. Tanaka, K. Asano, C.H. Nakatsu. 2012. Are uncultivated bacteria really uncultivable?Microbes and Environment.27(4): 356-366.
Setyobudi E, Jeon CH, Lee CH, Seong KB dan Kim JH (2011). Occurrence and identification of Anisakis spp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) isolated from chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) in Korea. Parasitol Res 108 : 585-592
Setyobudi  E, Senny H, Soeparno (2011). Infection of Anisakis Infection of Anisakis sp. larvae in some marine fishes from the southern coast of Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta. Biodiversitas (1) 1: 34-37
Jeon CH, Setyobudi E, Kim JH (2011). Molecular identification of anisakid worm third stage larvae isolated from masou salmon (Oncorhynchus masou). Korean J Fish Pathol 28 (8): 421-427
Budhiyanti, S.A. &  I.Y.B. Lelana. 2011. Free Radical Scavenging, Metal Chelating, and Singlet Oxygen Quenching Activity of Fractionated Brown Seaweed Sargassum hystrix Extract. J. of Biol. Sci. 11 (4) : 288-298.
Amir Husni, Je-Seung Jeon, Byung-Hun Um, Nam Soo Han,and Donghwa Chung. 2011.Isolation and identification of antioxidants and tyrosinase inhibitors from Stichopus japonicas.J Sci Food Agric. 91(9):1541-7
Ustadi, S.G. You, S.M. Kim. 2006.Purification, Characterization, and Inhibitory Activity of Glassfish (Liparis tanakai) Egg High Molecular Weight Protease Inhibitor Against Papain and Cathepsin.Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology.16 (4) : 524-530
Kim, K.Y., Ustadi, S.M. Kim. 2006. Characteristics of the Protease Inhibitor Purified From Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) Eggs. Food Science Biotechnology.15 (1) : 28 – 32.
Kamiso, H.N., A. Isnansetyo, Triyanto, I. Istiqomah, and M. Murdjani. 2005. Isolation, identification and characterization of pathogenic Vibrio spp. causative agents of vibriosis in grouper at brackishwater Aquaculture Development Centre, Situbondo. J. Fish. Sci. VII(2): 80-94.
Isnansetyo, A. 2005. Probiotics as biocontrol agents in aquaculture. J. Fish. Sci. VII(1): 1-10.
Kamiso, H.N., A. Isnansetyo, Triyanto, M. Murdjani, and Lili Solichah. 2005. Efectiveness of polyvalen vaccine to control vibriosis in humpback grouper (Cromileptes altivelis). J. Fish. Sci. VII(2): 95-100.
Isnansetyo, A. and Y. Kamei. 2005. Antagonistic assay for screening anti-methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) substance-producing marine bacteria. Biota. inpress.
Binding of proteins to the PDZ domain regulates proteolytic activity of HtrA1 serine protease. Biochemical Journal (2004) 381:895-904.
Kamei, Y. and A. Isnansetyo. 2003. Lysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol produced by Pseudomonas sp. AMSN isolated from a marine alga. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents. 21: 71-74.
Isnansetyo, A., L. Cui and K. Hiramatsu and Y. Kamei. 2003. Antibacterial activity of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol produced by Pseudomonas sp. AMSN isolated from a marine alga, against vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents.22: 545-547.
Isnansetyo, A. and Y. Kamei. 2003. MC21-A, a bactericidal antibiotic produced by a new marine bacterium, Pseudoalteromonas phenolica sp. nov., against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 47: 480-488.
Isnansetyo, A. and Y. Kamei. 2003. Pseudoalteromonas phenolica sp. nov., a novel marine bacterium that produces phenolic anti-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) substances. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53:583-588.
Husni, A., S. Munawaroh, S.A. Budhiyanti. 2003. The slondok fortification with Java carp (Puntius javanicus) meat. In: Proceeding International Conference on Functional and Health Foods: Market, Technology & Health Benefit, August 26-27, 2003. p. 69-74.
Suadi, Soeparno, R. Widaningroem, 2003, Implication to Management of Marine Capture Fisheries Bioeconomic Model. GMU Journal of Fisheries Science V(1): 16-24.
Lelana, I.Y.B., L. Purnomosari, A. Husni. 2003. Fortification of plain cracker with fish flour. Indonesian Food and Nutrition Progress 10(1): 26-28.
Budhiyanti, S.A., A. Husni, S. Munawaroh. 2002. Fortification of cookies with Mujahir (Tilapia mossambica) meal. In: Proceeding International Conference on Functional and Health Foods: Market, Technology & Health Benefit, August 26-27, 2003. p. 75-82.
Husni, A. and I.Y.B Lelana. 2002. Washing time affects quality of Shark (Carcharinus sp.) surimi. GMU J. Fish. Sci. IV(2): 9-14.
Lelana, I.Y.B and A. Husni. 2002. Gelling ability of Manyung (Arius spp.) surimi under different heating and washing conditions. GMU J. Fish. Sci. IV(2): 1-8.
Suadi, 2002. From Farmers Become Fishers: A Historical Study of Fishing Activities at Yogyakarta’s south coast. GMU Journal of Fisheries Science IV(1): 05 –12.
Suadi, 2002, Small Pelagic Fisheries in Bay Area: A Case Study at Sape Bay West Nusa Tenggara. GMU Journal of Fisheries Science IV(1): 27 –32.
Isnansetyo, A., M. Horikawa and Y. Kamei. 2001. In vitro anti-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol produced by Pseudomonas sp. AMSN isolated from a marine alga. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 47, 719-720.
Husni, A., Iwan Y.B. Lelana, and E.S. Rahayu. 2001. Resistance of Psychrotrophic Bacteria from Fresh Fishery Products against to Bacteriocins. Agritech XI(4) : 133-137.
Suadi, Soeparno, N. Probosunu, B. Kamulyan, S.P. Saraswati, 2001, The State of Riverine Ecosystem and Fish Exploitation: Case Study in Downstream of Opak-Oya River Basin, Proceeding of International Symposium on Fish Habitat and Tropical River Ecosystem. Gadjah Mada University and Heds
Suadi, R. Widaningroem, Soeparno, N. Probosunu, 2001. Study on Lobster Resources at Yogyakarta’s south coast. Journal of Indonesian Aquatic and Fisheries 1(2): 33-42.