The centre was established in 1982 and funded by FAO/UNDP through Technical Project Assistance. It was initially called the Seafarming Development Project INS/81/008 from 1983 to 1999, and was also funded by the FAO through Preparatory Assistance Project INS/80/005 from 1982 to 1983. MCMD Lampung is divided into 4 sub-divisions:
MCMD's priority areas include broodstock management, breeding and mass production hatchery techniques, but it also has technical competence in nursery and grow-out techniques. MCMD is more focused on mass production for hatchery technologies than RIM Gondol which focuses on small-scale hatchery technology. The main responsibilities of MCMD Lampung are:
Species under research at MCMD include:
MCMD Lampung is very well equipped and set up for training activities. Facilities include laboratories for health, nutrition, algae and water quality, indoor and outdoor hatchery systems, broodstock and nursery tanks, live food production tanks, earthen ponds and floating net cage facilities. MCMD also has an auditorium (500 square meters), and meeting room (50 square meters) and overhead/LCD projectors for conducting lectures. Dial-up internet facilities are available. Food and lodging can be arranged at the centre, which has two dormitories equipped with fans and kitchens that can accommodate 70 people. The centre has a 20 seat bus.
There are about 115 staff in MCMD Lampung, including three with Master Degree (and four more candidates) and 40 with bachelor degree.
Dr Ir. M. Murdjani, Director
Balai Besar Pengembangan Budidaya Laut Lampung
PO Box 74, Teluk Betung
Bandar Lampung 35401, Indonesia
Tel: +62 721 471380
Fax: +62 721 471379
Email: asts 'at' indo.net.id