Indonesian media Republika reported that on December 7, the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries announced that it would build modern shrimp farming bases in multiple regions of the country, aiming to significantly increase the export volume of shrimp products.
Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono said that the largest shrimp farming base will be developed in the Waingapu area of East Sumba Regency County, covering an area of 1,800 hectares. Supporting projects include port infrastructure, housing, clean water and lighting system supply.
Trenggono said that considering the large scale of Waingapu development, the Indonesian Fisheries Ministry had previously reached a cooperation with China's Guangdong Hengxing Group to transfer technology for the integrated shrimp farming industry, cultivate human resources, and promote investment and development in the integrated farming industry.
In addition to the Waingapu project, Indonesia will also build modern shrimp farms in 11 locations in Aceh, Lampung, Jembrana and South Sulawesi. The construction plan will start in the first quarter of next year. At the same time, many shrimp seedling breeding centers will also be constructed.
Trenggono explained that the government is accelerating the construction of modern and environmentally friendly shrimp farms, aiming to achieve a production capacity target of 2 million tons by 2024. In 2023, Indonesian shrimp production is expected to be 1.097 million tons.
Data show that shrimp products occupy the first place among Indonesia's main fishery export commodities, with export value reaching US$2.16 billion in 2022.