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Jakarta Post

Fishermen to get training on alternative livelihoods

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 16 2012   /  09:45 am

Fisherman: KOMPAS/P RADITYA MAHENDRA YASASome 2,400 fishermen in Yogyakarta province are expected to attend trainings on alternative livelihoods such as fish breeding, fish processing and marketing offered to help them survive the economic hardships resulting from global warming.

“The same trainings will also be held in other marine regions including in Sulawesi, Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara,” Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif C. Sutardja said in Yogyakarta on Wednesday.

The minister was in Yogyakarta to officially launch the operation of a fresh fish market in Depok Beach, Bantul regency, established to help improve fish production in the province and to hand over the training program to local authorities.

He said he had told all regents and mayors across the country to help fishing communities in their respective regions by pro...