Marine and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti expressed her appreciation for progress made by Dipasena shrimp pond in Lampung in increasing its production.
Dipasena is the largest shrimp pond in Indonesia with produciton averaging 25 tons per months.
\"Currently shrimp farming has expanded by itself and shrimp farmers have formed a cooperative called Koperasi Petambak Bumi Dipasena,\" Susi said in a statement here on Wednesday.
The minister said Dipasena in the regency of Tulang Bawang, Lampung, is preparing to make a reappearance in competition in global shrimp market.
Dipasena was once known to be one of the largest shrimp producers and suppliers in the world before it was hit by a setback several years earlier.
With growing production with target set at 785,900 tons in 2015, Indonesia could emerge as the largest shrimp producer in Asia even in the world, she said.
[Source:ANTARA News, Full story]