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Indonesia: Vice President flags off Papua tuna exports to Japan

Updated Dec 2, 2022
Biak, Papua (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin on Friday flagged off an export consignment of 1.4 tons of tuna from the Biak Integrated Maritime Fisheries Center (SKPT) in Papua province to Japan. "We export fresh tuna from Biak, Papua, to Japan and frozen tuna to the United States," he said after releasing the export consignment at Pelindo Biak Fish Processing Unit (UPI), Papua, on Friday. The potential for tuna caught by fishermen's groups in the Biak Numfor district area is sufficiently large to support export activities in the area, he noted. However, it listed several problems that have disrupted export activities, including limited flight capacity, which is still inadequate to support export activities, especially since export shipments by airplane can only be scheduled once a week via Biak-Jakarta to Narita, Japan. "In the future, the government will try to add more direct flight routes from Biak Numfor to support fish exports," he said. He further said he ...
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