History of the Fisheries and Marine Science Faculty, Universitas Brawijaya originated from Marine Fisheries Institute which was established on October 28, 1962 by Probolinggo Education Foundation. Since May 25, 1963, through Minister’s Decree, Number PTIP 163 In 1963, Marine Fisheries Institute became one of the departments of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty and Animal Husbandry (FKHP) Universitas Brawijaya which is located in Malang. While Marine Fisheries Department still remain in Probolinggo.
In the end of 1970, FKHP of Universitas Brawijaya has a new department, which is Veterinary Medicine Department located in Surabaya. Thus FKHP of Universitas Brawijaya has three departments which are Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Veterinary Sea. Then on August 1972, Veterinary Department joined Universitas Airlangga in Surabaya, while Marine Fisheries Department changed into Fisheries Department. In order to facilitate the management and development, thus since 1972 the Fisheries Department also gradually moved to Malang.
Based on the Minister’s Decree of Education and Culture No. 0220/0/1973, since January 1, 1973 was changed into the Animal Husbandry Faculty (FAPET) which is based on the Rector’s Decree No. 51 / SK / 1977 has two departments, namely: Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. Since July 5, 1977, Animal Husbandry Faculty was changed into Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Faculty.
Subsequent developments based on Government Regulation No. 27, 1982 and the President of Indonesia’s Decree No. 59 of 1982 on the organization structure of Universitas Brawijaya, the Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Faculty become into two faculties, namely:
– Animal Husbandry Faculty
– Fisheries Faculty
Based on Minister of Indonesian Education and Culture’s Decree No. 0174/0/1983 on the Department’s Arrangement on Faculty of University’s area / State Institute and Directorate General of Higher Education Ministry of Indonesian Education and Culture’s Decree No. 118 / Higher Education / 1984 on types and numbers of study programs in every department on Universitas Brawijaya Faculty’s area, thus Fisheries Faculty settled to have one department, which is Aquatic Resource Management Department to supervise three study program are:
– Aquatic Resource Management Study Program (MSP)
– Fishery Products Processing Study Program (PHP)
– Fisheries Socio-Economics Study Program (SEP)
While two others study program are Aquaculture (BP) and the Fisheries Resource Utilization Study Program (PSP) (MPI??) held while waiting the approval. In 1995 the Fisheries Faculty of Universitas Brawijaya established the Diploma Program (D-III) Fisheries socio-economic. Then in 1996 re-established the Diploma (D-III) Nautical, but since 1999 does not accept students. Along with the increasing needs of associate experts in the field of fisheries and marine, then in 2009 the Associate Expert Education Program (D-III) reopened. In the academic year 2009/2010 Associate Expert Education Program (D-III) began to accept new students who are incorporated in Vocational Program of Universitas Brawijaya.
Since July 7, 1996 Fisheries Faculty of Universitas Brawijaya has one department and five majors through the Directorate General of Higher Education Ministry of Indonesian Education and Culture’s Decree No. 251 / DIKTUKEP / 1996, are as follows:
Department: Aquatic Resource Management (MSP)
- Aquatic Resources Management (MSP)
- Fishery Product Technology (THP)
- Socio-economic Fisheries (SEP)
- Aquaculture (BP)
- Fisheries Resource Utilization (PSP)
In 2001, with the Directorate General of Higher Education Ministry of Indonesian Education and Culture’s Decree 2534 / D / T / 2001 dated August 2, 2001, the Fisheries Faculty got a license to held educational programs Master Degree (S-2) with the name of Aquaculture Program Study.
In further developments, based on the letter from Directorate Master of Universitas Brawijaya No. 692 / SK / 2006 on Guidelines for the Master Program’s Implementation in Universitas Brawijaya and Universitas Brawijaya Rector’s Decree No. 692 / SK / 2006 on Master Program Implementation in Universitas Brawijaya transferred into the Faculty, started from the academic year 2006/2007 Master of Aquaculture Program implementation is handled by the Fisheries Faculty of Universitas Brawijaya.