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Jakarta Post

Norway, Indonesia team up for 22.39m tons of fish by 2015

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 10 2011   /  08:00 am

The government’s effort to double its fishery production, which includes fish, shrimp and seaweed, by 2015 has led to an unlikely partnership with Norway.

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry will team up with the Nordic country that is the world’s second-largest fish producer to net 22.39 million tons of national fishery production by 2015.

The target would be a significant jump from the 14.87 million tons set for next year. The ministry estimates that production could reach 12.3 million tons in 2011, up from 11.2 million tons in 2010.

Minister Fadel Muhammad said Norway was also chosen for its advanced technology, marking Indonesia’s seriousness about develop aquaculture technology, especially since he changed fishery orientation from fishing to aquaculture shortly after being inaugurated in October 2009.

“Aquaculture is the most realistic a...