IDENTIFICATION OF VESSEL TYPES WITH THEIR FISHING GEAR AND VOLUME OF FISHERIES PRODUCTION IN UPT PPP PONDOKDADAP, MALANG DISTRICT, EAST JAVA INDONESIA
Pondokdadap Coastal Fishing Port (CFP), located in Malang Regency, is classified as a class C fishing port in East Java. Pondokdadap CFP is located in close proximity to Fisheries Management Area (WPP)-NRI 573, which covers Java and Nusa Tenggara in the South Indian Ocean. The objective of this study is to identify the quantity of fishing gear-equipped vessels that conducted loading and unloading operations at Pondokdadap CFP during the period from January to August 2023, as well as the production volume of fish caught. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies are used, applying primary and secondary data, respectively. Based on the results, the highest number of vessels in June indicates that there were 729 boats in operation, of which 152 purse seine boats and 577 boats were present, while January had the lowest number of boats in operation, with 76 boats, of which 61 purse seine boats and 15 boats. In line with the heaviest fish production volume in June at 1,863 tonnes, January recorded the lowest fish production volume at 266 tonnes. From January to August 2023, the highest total production volume for skipjack tuna was 2,627 tonnes, while the lowest total production volume for Chub Mackerel was 28 tonnes. Monthly variations in captures are determined by climatic variables such as sea waves. During the rainy season, fishing is uncommon due to the extremely high waves. In addition to the volatile nature of sea conditions, the distribution of fish also exerts an impact on catches. Among the thirteen species of fish that were captured, skipjack tuna predominated.
Coastal Fishing Port, Loading and Unloading Operations, Fishing Gear-Equipped Vessels, Number of Boats in Operation, Fish Production Volume.