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Indonesia could overtake Singapore in decorative fish exports: Susi

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, December 6, 2017 | 08:33 am
Indonesia could overtake Singapore in decorative fish exports: Susi Sea creatures are seen in the waters off Bali. (Shutterstock/File)

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti says Indonesia has huge potential to overtake Singapore in the export of decorative fish, taking into account of the country’s large maritime territory.

“Data from 2016 shows that Indonesia is the fifth-biggest decorative fish-exporting country with [global] market share of 7.13 percent, lower than Singapore’s market share of 12.44 percent,” Susi said in Jakarta on Tuesday as reported by kompas.com.

She said Singapore’s decorative fish exports from 2007 to 2016 had declined by about 4.47 percent annually, while Indonesian decorative fish exports had grown by 15.17 percent annually.

Susi said her ministry was ready to cooperate with businesses and other relevant government institutions to boost decorative fish exports.

“How come a country 100 times larger than Singapore depends on the smaller country for marketing [decorative fish]? We, in the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, are ready to help other institutions [to boost decorative fish exports],” she added.

Susi said the government could facilitate decorative fish businesses in increasing their exports through various programs like establishing a decorative fish business forum, helping display decorative fish at various events and marketing them abroad. (bbn)

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