In February 2020, The University of Tasmania was delighted to host a visit from the Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Mr Edhy Prabowo, along with a delegation from Indonesia's fisheries research organisations and industry groups.
Minister Prabowo was accompanied by wife, Ms Iis Rosyita Dewi, member of the House of Representatives, Republic of Indonesia, Professor Sjarief Widjaja, Chairman, Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources and Ms Spica Alphanya Tutuhatunewa, Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Melbourne among others.
As well as touring our IMAS Taroona research laboratories, the Minister also tried out the Australian Maritime College's training bridge simulator and met with Vice Chancellor Professor Rufus Black and Tasmanian Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff for a welcome reception. During this reception, Minister Prabowo and Deputy Minister Rockliff witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the University and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia.
IMAS has a strong research and teaching relationship with Indonesian universities and research organisations, particularly aiming to build collaboration and sustainability in fisheries and aquaculture.