Indonesia seeks to be among the top five exporters of fish products
It also demonstrates that we are able to carry out food security programs and increase the national production of shrimp, which has so far become one of our main export products and the largest source of foreign currency from the fishing sector,
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has targeted Indonesia to become one of the top five exporters of fish products in the world.
He made the remarks while observing the development of super-intensive shrimp ponds, as a pilot project using oxybam technology at Kampung Bahari Nusantara in Bali’s Jembrana district on Friday.
The shrimp ponds, invented by Indonesians, were developed through collaboration with the Indonesian Navy, Jembrana District Government and private parties.
“It also demonstrates that we are capable of carrying out food security programs and increasing the national production of shrimp, which has so far become one of our main export products and the largest source of foreign currencies from the fisheries sector,” he said on his @luhut account. panjaitan instagram account, monitored in Jakarta on Friday.
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Pandjaitan said he hopes the program will continue to enable the country to meet the production target of 2 million tonnes of shrimp, worth $4.3 billion, in 2024.
“I sincerely hope that the program will continue so that it not only benefits technological innovations, but also empowers coastal communities and develops the regional economy,” he said.
Pandjaitan noted that the fisheries sector is one of the growing sectors, following the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, the fishing sector increased by 5.45% compared to 2020.
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He further requested the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to develop the fisheries sector in the most optimal way possible to generate foreign exchange earnings, create jobs and become a source of food for the community and the processing industry.
“In this way, Indonesia can be among the top five exporters of fish products in the world,” Pandjaitan said.
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