The Ministry of Indonesia seals 4,050 kg of imported mackerel fish from China

Updated Oct 1, 2023
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) has sealed 4,050 kilograms of Pacific mackerel fish from China in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, due to its circulation that violates the intended use.
This action was taken in response to public reports of suspected improper distribution of imported fish in local markets, said Adin Nurawaluddin, the ministry's Director General of Marine and Fishery Resources Supervision. "The ministry immediately sealed and placed fishery supervision lines as a quick step to protect our fishermen," he noted in a statement on Saturday. He said that imported fish circulating in the local market is negatively impacting the price of local fish that costs only Rp. 20,000-Rp. 22,000 (around US$1.29-$1.42) per kilogram as compared to the local fish priced at Rp. 25,000-Rp. 30 ,000 per kilogram. Based on applicable regulations, imported salmon products are used as raw material for the fishery industry and not for being sold in the local market, he stated. "Imported fishery products are supposed to be used as raw materials for the fishing industry in which quotas have been set by the Ministry of Trade based on recommendations from the ...
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