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May 4, 2014

 

Indonesia

Lobster Farming

 

   

 

Based on technology developed in Vietnam, small-scale, village-based, lobster farms are getting started in Indonesia, with the heart of the industry around the island of Lombok.  Farmers capture wild juveniles, 90% of them Panulirus homarus, and stock them in floating sea cages.  The costs of developing a farm are low, the technology is simple and adult lobsters garner outrageously high prices

 

Currently, the major constraints to further development of the industry are shortages of juveniles for stocking and the low skill levels of the farmers.

 

The Australia Centre for International Agricultural Research is helping the industry with demonstration farms, feed research and an assessment of wild seedstock across the Indonesian archipelago.

 

 

 

 

Information: Dr. Clive Jones, The Australia Centre for International Agricultural Research, GPO Box 1571, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia (phone 07-4057-3782, fax 07-4057-3813, email clive.jones@daff.qld.gov.au, webpage http://aciar.gov.au).

 

Source: Development of Spiny Lobster Aquaculture in Indonesia.  Bayu Priyambodo (email b.priyambodo@student.unsw.edu.au).  A Presentation at the Asian-Pacific Aquaculture Conference 2013 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam).  December 10, 2013.

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