Specific responsibilities of BADC Takalar include:
- To develop brackishwater aquaculture models based on land suitability.
- To provide assistance in applied brackishwater aquaculture technology.
- Application of aquaculture technological standards.
- Enhancement of information and extension services and brackishwater aquaculture controls.
- Development of aquaculture techniques for crustaceans, molluscs, finfish and seaweed species.
- Development of engineering and production facilities.
- Improvement of staff managerial capability.
- Improvement of the institutional system.
Research, development and extension activities
BADC Takalar is working on marine and brackishwater commodities including:
- Marine finfish seed production, nursery and grow-out technology including for tiger grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus), coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus), Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and rabbitfish (Siganus spp.).
- Mud crab Scylla olivacea and swimming crab Portunus pelagicus hatchery technology.
- Soft shell crab technology.
- Tropical abalone Haliotis asinina breeding.
- Shrimp broodstock development programme for Penaeus monodon and Penaeus vannamei.
- Seaweed farming, including Kappaphycus alvarezii, Eucheuma cottonii and Gracilaria spp.
The centre is equipped with good facilities suitable for conducting hatchery training for marine finfish species. Facilities include:
- Indoor hatchery system for marine finfish: 10 x 10 cubic meter tanks (currently under renovation). Six of the tanks are divided into two 5 cubic meter tanks so a total of 4 x 10 cubic meter tanks and 12 x 5 cubic meter tanks are available.
- Roofed outdoor nursery system for marine finfish: 20 x 10 cubic meter tanks, however these are sub-divided into 3 cubic meter capacity, so a 10 cubic meter tank is divided into 3 x 3 cubic meter tanks.
- Broodstock system: 3 x 100 cubic meter tanks.
- Floating cage systems are available at another station about 2x3 hours away. Human resources
BADC Takalar has a total of 85 personnel composed of both technical and administrative staff, including four with Masters-level degree and 29 with bachelor degrees.
BADC Takalar conducts training courses on request. The centre also conducts an annual aquaculture workshop for dissemination of information and technology from its R&D activities and outputs. The workshops usually involve around 200 people and participants include farmers, other private sector representatives and also district fisheries officers.
Mr Haruna Hamal, Director
Balai Budidaya Air Payau
Jl. Desa Bontole, Kec. Galesong Selatan, Takalr, Sulawesi Selatan 92254
Tel: +62 411 320730
Fax: +62 411 866936
Email: bbaptakalar 'at' yahoo.com; lokatakalar 'at' yahoo.com