A Big thank you to Fishkeeper Scotland!

A Big thank you to Fishkeeper Scotland!

During the last 4 years, our reef restoration program and capacity building program at the LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre at Les village, have received welcome support from our supporters in the UK, the Independent Aquatic Imports and Maidenhead Aquatics partners. During the last visit in November 2017, we received a one-year supply of water quality test kits, which relieved us from the burden of the high costs of purchasing these test kits from overseas. During the visit, Fishkeeper Scotland came up with the idea of fund raising for our reef restoration efforts, to support us in helping to build more reef structures.

 

This week, we got some more wonderful news that they raised £ 4707.70, exceeding the expectations of the budget we need! This is so fortunate, because our ponds were cracked and damaged as a result of a series of recent earthquakes in neighbouring Lombok island, we urgently needed funding to repair them.

We believe that these collaborative efforts to save the reefs and support reef conservation programs in Indonesia, (from where the industry is sourcing many of the fish for its stores), will go a long way to maintaining the sustainability of the trade.  Cooperation will benefit everyone along the trade chains in the marine ornamental trade, from the fish collectors to the end buyers. We are grateful to receive continuous support from Fishkeeper Scotland, Maidenhead Aquatics and their supporters, the Independent Aquatic Imports in the UK and Bali Double C in Bali. Thank you all once again!

 

Nyka

Nyka

Nyka was a LINI intern at LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre (LATC) for almost five months in 2017. She assisted us to develop and implement our school education program. She graduated from a faculty of Biology of the Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta in 2017. Nyka is also an artist, and runs her own art company called Travelart. Nyka joined LINI in 2018, to manage our training and education program at LATC.

Juvenile Blue Tang at the LATC

Juvenile Blue Tang at the LATC

We are currently rearing 80 juvenile Blue Tang Surgeonfish (Paracanthurus hepatus) at the LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre (LATC). They were donated by Bali Double C and were approximately 2.5cm in length when we received them. After five weeks, and being fed with algae growing in our facilities and chopped mussels mixed with udang rebon, the Blue Tang have grown to an average of 3.5cm. Continue reading