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The government of Indonesia applies five blue economy strategies to maximize marine potential

Updated Aug 2, 2022
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono spoke of his ministry having implemented five blue economy strategies through several programs to maximize the potential of marine resources as one of Indonesia's economic strengths.
"The first is to expand the conservation area, with a target of 30 percent of the total area of the Indonesian waters to maintain and increase fish populations and maintain the function of carbon sequestration," Trenggono remarked at the working meeting of the Marine Fisheries Human Resources Research Agency of the KKP in Jakarta on Tuesday. The second is to maintain the sustainability of fishery resources, increase regional economic growth, and boost the welfare of fishermen by catching fish based on quotas, he added. "Later, any fish caught in the Arafura Sea must be processed and sold through Arafura," he explained. The third strategy is to maintain the carrying capacity of the environment through conducting environment-friendly fish cultivation, in the form of marine, coastal, and inland cultivation, for the welfare of the community and to boost fishery production for export and domestic markets. Trenggono remarked that cultivation was focused on superior ...
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