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Indonesian government’s goal to boost aquaculture sector with “aquaculture villages”
January 21, 2022 By Hatchery International Staff
The Indonesian government has announced its plans to establish “aquaculture villages” to boost the aquaculture sector in the country. TB Haeru Rahayu, director-general of aquaculture of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, said that the farms will produce shrimp, lobster, crab, and seaweed.
The locations selected for the farms are Pasaman Regency for carp, East OKU Regency for catfish, Pati Regency for saline tilapia, Gresik Regency for milkfish, East Lombok Regency for lobster, and Kupang Regency for grouper farming villages. Six of these farms have already been established and another 130 sites are projected to be built by 2022.
Indonesian aquaculture production increased in 2021 with 12.25 million tons produced in the third quarter of 2021, compared to the 11.53 million tons produced in the same period in 2020.
“With what has been done in 2021 and what will be done in 2022, we hope that aquaculture will have an impact on the economic growth and improve the welfare of the farming community in particular while preserving nature, ecological balance and biodiversity,” said Rahayu.
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