DEVELOPMENT OF A FISH TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY SYSTEM FOR THE COMMUNITY
1M.P. Patria, *R. Lestari, Q. G. Fadhilah, D. Purwanti, F.R. Budiman , Sumali, A. Said
Indonesia is the largest archipelago country that has territorial waters with a great fisheries potential. The utilization of this great fishery potential will be more optimal if the fish products obtained are able to be distributed to various regions. The important thing in the process of distributing fish is the fish transportation system. Determining the type of fish transportation system will affect the costs incurred and the life span of fish. Conventionally, fish transportation is carried out in closed systems using oxygen which can only last for 3 hours. Therefore, efforts needed to develop techniques in the fish transportation system that are able to extend the life span of fish so the distribution can be done in the wider area. Research on the effect of adding substance which can maintain the survival of fish can be a solution to overcome the distribution problem. The research was conducted by giving pellets made from a mixture of D-glucose vit. C, palm sugar, soda flour, tapioca, and water. Then the pellets were added to a plastic bag containing 25 fishes with various treatments P1 (without oxygen); P2 (with oxygen); P3 (pellets); P4 (pellets with oxygen). The results showed that there were effects of adding pellets on the viability of fish, DO, water temperature, and pH. The P4 treatment showed the highest number of live fish compared to other treatments.
fish transportation system, oxygen, pellet