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Director General of the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries: “Working Together in Moving Forward the Fisheries Industries!”
Posted by SuperAdmin at February 24, 2020
Director General of the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries: “Working Together in Moving Forward the Fisheries Industries!”
Posted by SuperAdmin, February 24, 2020

The Director General of the Wild Fisheries, Mr. M. Zulficar Mochtar, inaugurated the Wild Fisheries Business Forum in Jakarta, January 30th 2019. He conveyed, this forum is the next opportunity to accommodate the discussion about wild fisheries industry between The Ministry of Marine and Fisheries, fishermen, and local businessmen.

He also explained the challenges that industry currently facing, such as over exploitation of world’s fish supply which reported by The United Nations in 2018 and illegal; unreported; unregulated (IUU) fishing which undertook by foreign vessels in Indonesian seas. “There are so many problems appeared which we need to figure it out immediately,” said Mr. Mochtar.

He also pointed the importance of traceability for fisheries consumers. They are now demanding for the transparency of the fishes they are going to consume. “They really want to know where the origin of the fish they are going to consume, who catch the fish, are the fishermen and local players involved in IUU, slavery, smuggling?”

The strategy of facing those challenges on fisheries industry was defined by The Minister, Mrs. Susi Pudjiastuti, in three main pillars: Sovereignty, Sustainability, and Prosperity. “488 illegal vessels have been drowned. 109 vessels are waiting for the law proceedings. We can see that we have so many fish supply, from 6,5 million tons on previous term become 12,541 million tons in 2017,” explained Mr. Mochtar.

“As we see the huge positive outcome, we need to do a lot of improvement now,” said Mr. Mochtar firmly. He invited the wild fisheries industry players to do a lot of improvement, particularly in administration, such as avoid the behavior to mark up the ship size, Business Activity Report, and Report on Fisheries Activities. The Ministry have been facilitating the business players to report their activity report on fisheries through electronic log book. Moreover, The Ministry have been innovating e-service, so that the business players could send their reports via internet. The Minister also aimed e-service could reduce brokering.

“We make some innovations in order to make local players to get the most optimal advantages,” said Mr. Mochtar. He also asked for contribution from the local players to not break the rules of wild fishing area. He emphasized that the positive contribution of all stakeholders would give a significant impact for a better of Indonesian fisheries. “The government, the local players, the fishermen should be hand in hand to the same direction, which is improving our fisheries industry,” Mr. Mochtar explained.

“Don’t have any doubt to our commitment to the fishermen and local players, and to improve our wild fisheries!” he concluded.

Source: KKP

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