Balai Perikanan Budidaya Air Payau, Indonesia

Balai Perikanan Budidaya Air Payau (BPBAP) is most adequately translated as ‘Government research center for marine aquaculture’. This center in Situbondo, East Java, is one of several institutions of its kind run by the Indonesian government.

The mission of the centre is threefold: a team of scientists and technicians conduct research into effective and sustainable hatchery and farming practices. Schooling and housing facilities for students provide specialized education to build the aquaculture workforce of tomorrow. And an on-site laboratory monitors fish and water samples from local farmers in order to prevent contaminations. In the centre’s working hatchery, serveral studies and trial programmes continuously search for new improvements that can benefit the Indonesian fish farmers.