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Indonesia plans to establish international fish markets

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    The Jakarta Post

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JAKARTA   /   Thu, December 5, 2019   /  03:51 pm
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Local Acehnese fisherman lift yellow fin tuna in Krueng Aceh port in Banda Aceh in this file photo. (Antara/Ampelsa)

The government is considering establishing international fish markets in a number of locations in the country to unlock the economic potential of Indonesia’s fisheries sector. The chairman of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Suharso Monoarfa, said in Jakarta on Wednesday that the establishment of international fish markets was needed to boost the fisheries sector’s contribution to the economy. He proposed three areas – Likupan in North Sulawesi, Tual in Maluku and Bagansiapiapi in Riau – as the locations for the markets. Suharso said that Likupang, a famous tourist destination in North Sulawesi, would be a suitable place to build an international fish market because it already had the necessary infrastructure, such as bridges and five-star hotels. “We have to establish an international fish market right away,” Suharso sa...