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Indonesia targets major shrimp aquaculture increase

16 November 2020, at 9:23am

Indonesia should aim to more than double the value of its shrimp exports in the next four years.

Indonesia has a flourishing shrimp farming sector
Indonesia has a flourishing shrimp farming sector

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The country’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) has called on all aquaculture stakeholders to help the government achieve its target of 250 percent increase in shrimp export value by 2024.

"Every stakeholder should help and work together in increasing shrimp production and developing national warehouses in the future," KKP's director general of aquaculture, Slamet Soebjakto, said in a press release yesterday.

The ministry is looking for support from the central government and regional governments, as well as shrimp farmers' associations and academics.

KKP aims to develop more shrimp pond areas next five years, without damaging mangroves.

Meanwhile, Tempo.Co has reported that Agnes Marcellina, deputy chair of the commission for stakeholders and public consultation for marine and fisheries (KP2KP) said the aim is to produce 1.2 million tonnes of shrimp by 2024 with a value of Rp90 trillion.