About ICFAES

Indonesia is known as Nusantara (old Javanese language term for archipelago) for being located between Asia and Australia and lying between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. Indonesian seas area reaches 5.8 million km2 or 2/3 of the Indonesian territory covering more than 17,000 islands shaping this country as the largest archipelagic country in the world (Bawole and Apituley, 2011; Geospatial Information Agency, 2015). In addition, Indonesia has the highest marine biodiversity in the world because Indonesia is included in the Coral Triangle area, where 76% of coral species and 37% of the world's reef fish species can be found in this area (Burke et al., 2012). The coastline of Indonesia is filled by a wide variety of coastal and marine ecosystems that are vast and rich in natural resources. The high potential of marine resources reaches IDR 7,200 trillion per year, Indonesian seas play an important role in ensuring national food security and coastal community welfare (Pusaka Indonesia, 2014).


Despite the fact that Indonesian seas are rich of marine resources, the seas are not being managed properly and evenly. Approximately 95% of Indonesian coral reefs are in threatened category caused mainly by human pressures, such as overfishing and destructive fishing practices, high-polluted watersheds and coastal development without considering the environmental impacts (Burke et al., 2012). By 2015,
Indonesian coral reefs are in very good category, based on the hard coral cover value of only 5% (Suharsono, 2015). On the other hand, over 60 million Indonesians live on the coast and depend on these marine resources (CTI-CFF Indonesia, 2009; Burke et al., 2012; Pusaka Indonesia, 2014; Geospatial Information Agency, 2015). In terms of fisheries management, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) divides the territory of Indonesia into 11 Fisheries Management Areas of Republic of Indonesia (WPP-NRI). Based on the Decree of the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Number 45 Year 2011 on the Estimation of Potential of Fish Resources in Fishery Management Area of the Republic of Indonesia, the level of exploitation of most fish resources in each WPP-NRI is in the category of over exploited meaning that the fishing practice exceeds the recommended amount to support sustainable utilization of fish resources. This shows that sustainable fisheries management becomes crucial before facing the declining of fish resources.
Integration of aquatic and other environmental managements is one of the best solutions to protect the important and critical habitats through restricted use of natural resources. This integration has been widely applied in the management of natural resources and environment in Indonesia which requires to be maintained, so that the management of both will not cause conflict and functions optimally. This effort could not be separated from scientific-based studies. Therefore, scientific forum is held as a forum for collecting scientific information to be used by stakeholders in relation to the management of natural resources and the environment.
International Conference on Fisheries, Aquatic and Environmental Sciences (ICFAES) is annually conference conducted by Indonesian Association of Oceanologists Chapter Aceh and Faculty of Marine and Fisherie, Syiah Kuala University. In 2019, The 2nd ICFAES is going to be held collaborated with The 6th Annual Conference of The Asian Society of Ichthyologists themed “Advancing marine, fisheries, and environmental research towards improving human and community well-being”. This collaboration will give widely opportunities to Ichthyologist and other scientist on discipline of fisheries, aquatic and environmental sciences to participate in this conference. Topics of interests cover all the theoretical and practical aspects, including:



The 2nd ICFAES-6th Annual Conference of The Asian Society of Ichthyologist

International Conference on Fisheries, Aquatic and Environmental Sciences (ICFAES) is annually conference conducted by Indonesian Association of Oceanologists Chapter Aceh and Faculty of Marine and Fisherie, Syiah Kuala University. In 2019, The 2nd ICFAES is going to be held collaborated with The 6th Annual Conference of The Asian Society of Ichthyologists themed “Advancing marine, fisheries, and environmental research towards improving human and community well-being”. This collaboration will give widely opportunities to Ichthyologist and other scientist on discipline of fisheries, aquatic and environmental sciences to participate in this conference.

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