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Island focus: Innovation boosts shrimp harvest

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11 2018   /  12:44 am

Tojo Unauna regency in Central Sulawesi is enjoying the benefits of technologically enhanced shrimp farming with the first harvest this year expected to boost the local economy.

The first harvest of the vannamei variety of shrimp began on Thursday at a local shrimp farming center in Ampane Tete district in the regency.

The first stage of the harvest would reap 500 kilograms of shrimp, valued at Rp 60,000 (US$4.14) per kg at the local market, the head of Central Sulawesi Maritime and Fisheries Agency Hasanuddin Atjo said.

“Over the next 20 days we will begin the second stage of the harvest of around 300 kilograms of shrimp,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

Hasanuddin helped introduce the new environmentally friendly technology called Supra Intensive Indonesia (SII) in 2014, with the aim of replacing intensive farming methods to boost production and prom...