ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – The Indonesian government through the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) is collaborating with a company from China, Guangdong Evergreen Group to develop integrated shrimp cultivation.
The collaboration between the two was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Join Corporation between the Karawang Cultivated Fisheries Production Business Service Center, which is the technical implementation unit of the Directorate General of Cultivated Fisheries, KKP, and the Evergreen Group at the Evergreen Zhanjiang head office, China.
The Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, said this collaboration was to increase national production while expanding the reach of the shrimp market from Indonesia. Apart from that, as an implementation of the blue economy program in the form of developing sustainable aquaculture.
“The global seafood market opportunity is huge, Indonesia and China can become champions in the region, especially in the shrimp industry,” said Minister Trenggono in a press release in Jakarta, Tuesday, December 5 2023.
The scope of cooperation includes the transfer of technology, skills and knowledge based on integrated shrimp cultivation; development of human resource quality; to promotion and investment in the development of integrated shrimp cultivation.
In the initial stage, cooperation in developing integrated shrimp cultivation will be carried out in East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. This cultivation prioritizes the principles of environmental sustainability, and prioritizes the absorption of local labor.
“The development of integrated shrimp cultivation is a manifestation of Indonesia’s readiness to meet the need for fishery products, especially shrimp. It is estimated that the need for fishery products will double from $338.47 billion in 2022 to $730.28 billion in 2030,” he concluded. (AT Network)
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