TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Fisheries industry books solid performance as minister bids farewell

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 12 2019   /  02:18 am

Indonesia’s fisheries industry recorded five years of solid performance as of the first half under Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti’s administration, which is slated to end later this month when the minister is expected to leave office.Indonesia’s fisheries industry was worth Rp 62.24 trillion (US$4.43 billion) as of the second quarter, a 6.2 percent increase from Rp 58.58 trillion in the same period last year.The industry’s growth was higher than that of the country’s gross domestic product of 5.05 percent and the agricultural sector of 5.33 percent in the same period.“We hope that, with the revision of the ministerial regulation, these [fisheries-related] values will increase because they are based on commodity prices in 2014,” Susi said at a press conference in Jakarta on Monday, which ended with her wishing goodbye to reporters.The ministry’s d...