Sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management

Main Centre for Mariculture Development (MCMD), Lampung, Indonesia

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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:

  • Standardisation and information division.
  • Technical service division.
  • Research and development division.
  • Administrative service division.


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:

  • To conduct research and development, trials and supervise application of hatchery and grow-out standards.
  • To develop standards, quality control and personnel for marine fish culture and certification systems.
  • To develop codes of conduct for production and management of marine finfish broodstock.
  • To conduct trials of hatchery, grow-out techniques and disease management of marine finfish.
  • To develop hatchery and grow-out monitoring standards.
  • To develop natural resources of broodstock and seed.
  • To conduct laboratory tests on seed to support a grow-out monitoring network.
  • To manage hatchery and grow-out information and publication services.
  • To provide administrative and home office service.
  • Research, development and extension activities

Species under research at MCMD include:

  • Marine finfish, including tiger grouper, Epinephelus fuscoguttatus, giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus, mouse grouper, Cromileptes altivelis, coral trout, Plectropomus leopardus and seahorses.
  • Pearl oysters.
  • Sea cucumbers.
  • Seaweeds.


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.

Human resources

There are about 115 staff in MCMD Lampung, including three with Master Degree (and four more candidates) and 40 with bachelor degree.

Contact information

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'

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