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June 3, 2013


To Increase Shrimp Production by 30% in 2013


Slamet Soebjakto, Director General of Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, said that the country aims to boost domestic shrimp production in 2013 by 30%, to 594,880 metric tons.


The bullish prospect is based on shrimp ponds in the Indramayu and Cirebon regencies (counties) in West Java Province that use a higher production model.  In 2013, they will double their production area from 1,000 hectares to 2,000 hectares, and the production model will be expanded to six provinces, including East Java and Central Java.


According to the ministry, the country’s shrimp production in 2011 totaled 400,385 tons, rising to 457,600 tons in 2012.  The ministry says it aims to push up the annual production by 200,000 tons by 2014.


Indonesian shrimp exporters got a boost last week when the USA Department of Commerce decided against any countervailing duty on Indonesian shrimp.  Indonesia and Ecuador were the only countries to escape countervailing duties.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  Indonesia to Boost Shrimp Production in 2013 by 30%.  June 3, 2013.


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