Indonesia’s aquaculture production to decline due to high rainfall

14.02.2017

Due to high rainfall during the first half of this year, Indonesia’s Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Affairs estimates that aquaculture production may decline by around 5-10%. With the anticipated high rainfall, Slamet Soebjakto, Director General of Aquaculture said the ministry will focus more on developing tilapia and catfish as they are more resistant to high rainfall.

This year the ministry expects the country’s aquaculture production to reach 21.5 million tonnes, with a value of around USD 7.5 billion, and with seaweed, shrimp, snapper, tilapia and catfish as the main commodities.


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