During the monetary crisis the natural resources has demonstrates endurance in fishery difficulty. Fisheries sub-sector can play role in the recovery of this crisis and growth of the economy nation. This is caused by the high of fishery potential in the quantity and diversity. The level of utilization up the present just reach 63.49% from the MSY (maximum sustainable yield), i.e 6.4 million for per year. To manage this fisheries resources, scientific information concerning fish biology, the dynamic of fisheries resources and its environment are required. The role of ichthyology is important and this should be know by stake holder and others.
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