Indonesia: Tilapia production boosted to meet global demand

Published Mar 20, 2023

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Semarang, Central Java (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Marine and Fisheries continues to boost tilapia production in Indonesia to meet the high global demand for the commodity. At the launching of Quarantine Quality Month on Sunday, Minister of Marine and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono noted that the international demand for tilapia is huge, with the market alone valued at US$13.9 billion in 2023. "We will bolster our capacity in this aspect by improving its cultivation," he said. The minister said he seeks to develop tilapia cultivation centers along Central Java's north coast to replace shrimp commodities. "The northern coast's commodity in the past was dominated by shrimp, but we will shift it as I believe the area is no longer suitable, and we will revitalize it for tilapia," said Trenggono stated. He added that the fish export market remains stable and is not affected by the global recession, while the global demand for protein from fish continues to increase. ...
Source: Antaranews
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