Bitung is a port city in North Sulawesi, famous for its seafood products. The Bitung economy is largely driven by the fisheries sector, with most of its population depending on this sector for their livelihoods.
As a lecturer at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science of Sam Ratulangi University (UNSRAT) for 27 years, Reiny Tumbol has researched and observed the development of the fisheries sector in North Sulawesi long before this sector received much attention. Through her work and dedication, Reiny has received many awards from various institutions, especially regarding her research in the field of gender and development.
Sebagai dosen fakultas kelautan dan perikanan di Universitas Sam Ratulangi (UNSRAT) selama 27 tahun, Reiny Tumbol telah meneliti dan mengamati perkembangan sektor perikanan di Sulawesi Utara jauh sebelum sektor ini mendapat banyak perhatian.
Di Batu Putih, kira-kira 1 jam dari Pelabuhan Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Elsje Takarendehang memulai harinya pukul 3 pagi untuk menyelesaikan pekerjaan rumah sebelum pergi melaut. Setelah anak-anak berangkat sekolah pukul 7 pagi, Elsje pergi melaut dan kembali pada sore hari.
In Batu Putih, about 1 hour from the Bitung Harbor, North Sulawesi, Elsje Takarendehang starts the day at 3 am to finish her housework before going out to sea to fish. After the children leave for school at 7 am, Elsje goes out to fish and returns in the afternoon.
Today, SecondMuse is proud to partner with USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership to launch ‘Indonesian Women in Fisheries’, a campaign to increase public awareness on the importance of women’s role in the seafood sector.
In February this year, we selected six Innovators to join the Seafood Innovation Project and participate in an eight-month accelerator program. Now at the end of that journey, we take this opportunity to reflect on the successes and learnings of the program.
The exciting weekend is finally here! After an intense two days and a 24-hour hacking marathon to solve real traceability problems in the industry, we’ve finally arrived at the conclusion of the event.