Medan, March 11, 2022 – As part of fulfilling environmental standards within the company’s operational area and in accordance with the mandate of Law Number 32 of 2009 concerning Environmental Protection and Management, Regal Springs Indonesia, in collaboration with the Environmental Laboratory Technical Unit (UPT) at the Samosir Regency Environmental Agency, conducted water quality sampling in Lake Toba, Samosir Regency, on Tuesday (03/08).
“We fully support the efforts made by the local government in monitoring and managing the environment. This ensures that we receive objective oversight of water quality testing in the areas where we cultivate tilapia fish. These efforts are also in line with our commitment to adhere to environmental standards throughout our facilities and are aligned with one of our missions, which is our environmental care (KAMI PEDULI) initiative, ensuring that the resources we use remain sustainable for the future,” said Donald William Mcintyre, General Manager Farming at Regal Springs Indonesia.
Water quality sampling in Lake Toba was conducted at three locations near Regal Springs Indonesia’s operational unit, specifically in the areas of Lontung, Pangambatan, and Silimalombu. The water quality testing involved 22 parameters, including measurements of water temperature, pH, chlorine, and other parameters to obtain chemical and microbiological data that serve as a reference for assessing water quality levels.
“The water quality sampling in Lake Toba is a regular activity conducted twice a year. This is our step in monitoring and controlling the environment, ensuring that the impacts and benefits of our operational activities can have a positive synergy with environmental sustainability. Going forward, we hope to maintain good participation for the betterment of the environment, such as in waste management in Samosir Regency,” stated Edison Pasaribu, ST, MM, Head of the Samosir Regency Environmental Agency.
In addition to complying with government requirements and standards, Regal Springs Indonesia also adheres to the national standards of Good Aquaculture Practices (Cara Budidaya Ikan yang Baik, CBIB). This includes ensuring that fish farming units are located in suitable environments where risks related to food safety from chemical, biological, and physical factors can be minimized, maintaining facility and equipment cleanliness, stocking healthy fish fry, and adhering to various international independent standards, including the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), for responsible tilapia fish production.