Developing Fishery Clusters: Indonesia

With an abundant of marine resources across the archipelago, it seems only obvious that the government develop this natural asset.

The ministry of fishery and marine resources is set to develop fishery industrial clusters in some districts this year to promote their leading fishery products according to the Antara News report.

The ministry`s spokesman, Saut P Hutagalung, said that under the program a district would only focus on developing some of its leading fishery products. He said the government had already set 10 main fishery commodities to be developed under the cluster system, such as tuna, shrimp, seaweed, crabs and aquarium fish.

He said tuna clusters would be developed in Bitung, North Sulawesi, Benoa in Bali, Makassar in South Sulawesi, Padang and Bungus in West Sumatra, Sorong in Papua, Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi, Prigi in East Java, Cilacap in Central Java and Jakarta.

He said the development of the program would also involve the private sector as well as cooperatives.