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Indonesia earns US$2.1 bln from aquaculture exports

JAKARTA - Indonesia was estimated to earn a total of US$2.1 billion from the export of aquaculture products last year, a Fishery and Marine Resources Ministry official said here on Tuesday.

From January to August 2006, the export of aquaculture products reached 664.5 million tons worth US$1.4 billion, Aquaculture Director General Made L Nurjana said.

Shrimp exports were the main foreign exchange earner in 2006, he said. During the January-August 2006 period, Indonesia exported 112.5 million tons of shrimp with a total value of US$739.2 million.

The country also exported tuna fish with a total volume of 58,633 tons worth US$168.72 million, and dried seaweed 57,683 tons worth US$ 28.55 million.

Source: Antara News

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