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High Feedstock Prices Sink Batur Lake Fish Growers

INDONESIA - Recent steep increases in the price of fish feedstock has placed fish farmers around Batur Lake, Kintamani district, Bangli regency, in a perilous position as the price of fish remains stable.

Nengah Sri Genep, 32, has been cultivating mujair and nila fish on the lake for the past eight years inside karamba (fish boxes) in Toya Bungkah village, reports Ni Komang Erviani for The Jakarta Post.

"The fish feedstock is now very expensive reaching Rp 390,000 (US$33) per 50-kilogram sack," the father of two told the local news agency.

"Late last year the price was only Rp 260,000 per sack."

Genep, a member of the Dwi Segara fish growers' group, is one of around 50 fish growers from three groups affected by the price increase. To add the misery, fish growers lamented the fact that mujair fish price was not increased to compensate the high feedstock price.

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