Indonesia misses aquaculture production target due to rainy season


Indonesia’s Ministry of Fisheries & Marina Affairs has said that aquaculture output in 2016 will only reach around 15.8 million tonnes, missing the target to produce 19.46 million tonnes. Slamet Soebjakto, Director General of Aquaculture said the rainy season which affected temperature and pH of aqua farms was the main reason. “We expect the condition in 2017 to improve.

So in 2017 we target the production of aquaculture to reach 21.9 million tonnes, with shrimp as the main commodity,” said Mr Soebjakto, adding that many investors will invest in the shrimp farming sector.


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