Friday, December 14, 2007

The Comeback of Penaeus Monodon in Indonesia

The development of P. vannamei in Indonesia has lead to an unprospective future. Vannamei is no longer resistant to diseases and ideas of going back with monodon is raising. Monodon itself is a local species and still has its prospect to reign again the shrimp production in Indonesia.

In the eighties till the beginning of the nineties, Indonesia led in the production of shrimp especially the monodon species, but due to bad management in practices the quality of pond and also the shrimp declined very fast.

Still the is hope for Indonesia shrimp, but some people said its to late because already other Asian countries such as India, Vietnam, Thailand had developed it very seriously for a great comeback.

Monodon is an original species from Indonesia so why not it isn't developed like vannamei?

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

EU create higher standard for Indonesian aquaculture and fisheries export products

Indonesian government must reassure higher standards for aquaculture and fisheries product with an export destination to Europe.

27 countries in Europe makes the exporting condition even harder by creating new rules for importing fisheries product to their country. Martani Huseini, the Directorate General for Fish Marketing and Processing in Indonesia said that EU wants a certification of the fisheries and aquaculture products, on the other hand Indonesia does not see to be ready because of limited fish processing facility.

The chemical contents of the fish and other requirements such as traceability conditions (source of fish juvenile, feed used, freshness, water quality) is required. The direct impact is a lot of exporters could not fulfill these requirements. From 200 exporters, only 113 exporters are have the ability to export the product.

The export volume of Indonesia fisheries and aquaculture products has reached 857 782 tonnes with an amount of 1,91 billion USD. Export to EU is around 20% of that amount. Although this condition exists, EU still remain a promising market for the future of Indonesian aquaculture and fisheries.

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