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Indonesian Aquaculture Report 2010

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Report: Total aquaculture production increased on average by 49.68% from 2007-2009 or from 3.193 million metric tons (MT) to 4.780 million MT in Indonesia. The biggest contribution of growth came from the increased production of Pangasius spp (catfish)

March 10, 2011

Indonesian Aquaculture Report 2010

Executive Summary:
Total aquaculture production increased on average by 49.68% from 2007-2009 or from 3.193 million metric tons (MT) to 4.780 million MT in Indonesia. The biggest contribution of growth came from the increased production of Pangasius spp (catfish) which reached 132.600 MT in 2009, an increase of 260% since 2007. Clarias spp (catfish) also rose by 118%. Growth in Tilapia 82% and growth in seaweed was 49%. However, shrimp decreased by 15% since 2008, from 409.590 MT to 348.100 MT.

Fish intensive aquaculture systems only increased by average 13%. This estimated is based on increased fish feed consumption, because feed consumption has a strong relation to the development of intensive aquaculture activities. Decreasing shrimp production is also reflected by a 13% decline in shrimp feed consumption. Post predicts that this indicates that Indonesian shrimp production declined by roughly by 15%.

Indonesia exported fisheries products to more than 210 countries of destination. The main importing countries were Japan, Hong Kong, the United States, France, South Korea, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. In 2009 Indonesia’s export volume decline compare previous years, particularly for shrimp exports. The main Indonesian export commodities consisted of shrimp, tuna, skipjack tuna, crab and seaweed. Fish aquaculture product exported only frozen fillet Tilapia and Pangasius spp and also life groupers. Export data for seafood products does not separate farm raised aquaculture products from wild caught seafood products.

This report focuses on five fish main commodities, to include Tilapia, Catfish (Pangasius spp & Clarias spp), common carp and grouper. The consideration to focus only five fish main commodities is that those five commodities meet one of the following criteria, namely: 1) consumes pellet feeds; 2) has a relatively high price; 3) has an opportunity for further development and enhanced exports.

Download the full report from the link below (PDF).

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