Bionesia Mini Grant is one of the programs in our PEER Science Project. Entitled “Delineating Stock Structure for Tuna Fish within Sulu Sulawesi Region”, this project was a collaborative project between BIONESIA, Udayana University, Smithsonian Institute and NOAA, and funded by PEER Science-USAID. The aim of Bionesia Mini Project is to enhance scientific research, especially related to longtail tuna (Thunnus tonggol) fisheries in Indonesia. Thus, its expected to acquire data and information of longtail tuna, which will be important for Indonesian tuna fisheries management. Within this Mini Grant Program, we have selected several proposal applications, and awarded grant for 7 successful proposal. The project proposal will be funded for 12 month with the period of 2018 – 2019. Listed are 7 proposal awarded for Bionesia Mini Project Grant :

Mapping Potential Fishing Ground and Morphological Study Longtail Tuna (Thunnus tonggol) in North Maluku Sea-Indonesia
Pi: Nebuchadnezzar Akbar S.Pi., M.Si , Khairun University

Estimation of Population Dynamic Parameters of Longtail tuna, Thunnus tonggol (Bleeker, 1851) around the Lombok Seas, West Nusa Tenggara
Pi: Nyoman Giri Putra M.Si, Udayana University

Detection potential fishing zones of longtail tuna (Thunnus tonggol) using fisheries catch and remotely sensed data in the waters around Madura Island
Pi: Achmad Fachruddin Syah, S.Pi., M.Si., Ph.D, Trunojoyo University

Study of Biology and Reproductive Biology of Longtail Tuna (Thunnus tonggol, Bleeker, 1851) in the Waters of West Sumatra
Pi: Dr. Ir. Indra Junaidi Zakaria, M.Si, Andalas University