Indonesian Fish Stocks Rise to 12.5 Million Tons
Posted By : 2018/10/15 18:19:52

Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti said that her policy in the field of maritime affairs had been able to increase fish stocks in Indonesian sea. According to her, fish stocks in the Indonesian sea are currently increasing from 6.5 million tons to 12.5 million tons.

(Doc. Humas KKP)

 "It is proven by the correct handling, now there is no illegal fishing. Our fish stock increases from 6.5 million tons to 12.5 million tons," Susi said when giving a public lecture to new students of Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Tuesday (14/8 / 2018). "The increase in all of this was made and carried out by Indonesia alone," explained her. This increases is by the stock data of 2017, explained her.2018 fish stock will be released by Kajiskan (Komnas Pengkajian Stok Ikan)

Minister Susi explained more that the prohibition of cantrang fishing gear help fish population for not to be damaged. Indonesia's sea became a sea that was frightening for fish thieves due to the policy of sinking the ship. "The only sea that is most feared by fish thieves is not because of its strength, but because of our integrity," she added. Based on data submitted by Minister Susi, the number of fish stealing vessels that have been sunk is 383 units from November 2014 to November 2017.

Currently, Indonesia is the number one fish trade balance in Southeast Asia. "We also became number one fish trade balance in Southeast Asia. For the first time during Indonesia's independence," she said.


This article has been published in kompas.com with the title “Menteri Susi: Stok Ikan Indonesia Naik Jadi 12,5 Juta Ton


Edited by: Rizka Arika