" Enforcing Sustainable Development Of The Marine Resources Of Small Island. "



Tual State Fisheries Polytechnic (POLIKANT) is located on the Kei Islands, a hidden paradise in the Moluccas, Indonesia. The area is rated as one of the top ten pristine and unspoiled beaches in the world by the Lonely Planet guidebook. The forerunner of POLIKANT was the Larvul Ngabal Fishery Academy, which was established in 1997 and owned by the government of Southeast Maluku. In 2004, the fishery academy became a polytechnic institute under the Indonesian Ministry of National Education and changed its name to the Tual State Fisheries Polytechnic, abbreviated POLIKANT.

POLIKANT is the oldest, and until recently, the only polytechnic institute in Indonesia specialising in fisheries and marine studies. POLIKANT originally had a single department in post-harvest fisheries technology, but in 2014 it received a mandate from the Ministry of Education and Culture to establish five new programs of study. POLIKANT currently offers four 3-year diploma programs and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. The institute has 22 laboratories, 87 lecturers with masters or doctoral degrees, and 139 staff, including laboratory technicians, administrators, and contract workers.


To be an outstanding, globally-recognised polytechnic institute for marine and fisheries studies


  1. Develop and produce professionals who believe in God Almighty.
  2. Increase expertise in skill-based science and applied technologies.
  3. Generate qualified skilled workers who are entrepreneurial, independent, culturally and environmentally conscious, and able to compete at national and international levels.
  4. Enhance innovation in applied science and technology that is useful for Indonesia and society as a whole.


Grandescunt Aucta Labore (With hard work, all things increase and grow)