The Positive Impacts of The Cooperative Existence to The Self Suffiecient of Fishermen in Tanjung Limau Bontang Indonesia

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Sri Djuwani Ekowati, Sudharto P Hadi , Dwi P Sasongko


The group of Floating Net Cages (FNC) fishermen in Tanjung Limau Bontang, East Kalimantan Indonesia which is assisted by a team Creating Shared Value (CSV) of PT. Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (PKT) has reached exit program. The group started with 10 (ten) traditional fishermen under the name of  Fantasi.Then the PKT chose 10 (ten) fishermen from all fishermen in North Bontang District. This group are trained in internship in cooperative Alam Bahari Tanjung Lesung in Pandeglang, Banten to learn grouper fish and lobster cultivation and cooperatives. After the internship is finished, the fishermen established a cooperative named Koperasi Nelayan Bontang Ekonomi dan Pariwisata Maritim (Bontang Fishermen Cooperative of Economy and Maritime Tourism) to be shortened Kop BEM and Fantasi group is merged with Kop BEM. The number of members and FNC increases every year, and at the end of 2020 there are 74 members with 124 plots including replications  in Gusung and Bontang Kuala in Bontang City. The type of research is descriptive qualitative. The data collection techniques are observation with interviews to purposive informant. The result of research show that the positif impacts of the cooperative existence to the self suffiecient of Fishermen in Tanjung Limau. The harvest of grouper fish is exported to numerous countries. Each fisherman of Kop BEM obtained between IDR450.000 to IDR4.500.000 on average every month; The remaining results of operations for every member is IDR371.120 on average; the asset managed is IDR3.158.310.000. Under the guidance of PKT, Kop BEM becomes the place of internship for students of fisheries faculty and fishermen from outside Bontang to study grouper fish and lobsters cultivation, cooperatives and has replicated three FNC, two FNC in Bontang and one FNC in Miang Island, East Kutai.


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