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27 February, 2011

Shrimp Culture News of The Month - 9

Indonesia-Shrimp Production is Stagnant
Trobos, 1 February 2011

The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) released its data regarding national shrimp production increase at 2.6% from 338,060 tons in 2009 to 352,600 tons in 2010. Unfortunately, such shrimp production increase was not sufficient so that it could not meet production target of 2010 previously defined at 400,300 tons.

In fact the production target has been revised in the mid of 2010 from previously 410,000 tons.

Such stagnant national shrimp production made shrimp export from Indonesia to Japanese and US markets were moved by other shrimp producing countries like India and Vietnam. Whereas Thailand is still the king of world shrimp export market. The shrimp farmers, in fact, could not free themselves from shrimp disease attacks, especially in bad weather along the year has made worse attacks.

Chairperson of Shrimp Club Indonesia (SCI) for Banyuwangi area, Hardi Pitoyo said that indefinite weather and climate factors make shrimp life ecosystem worse. “If it is related to climate, it will, of course, cause diseases and feeds will also be damaged and production will decrease,” said Pitoyo by phone.

Unfortunately, the highest shrimp production decrease occurred in Lampung as the major shrimp producers of Indonesia. In this province, SCI and CP Prima produced shrimps so that it becomes stakeholder for national shrimp production.

According to Pitoyo, of total national vannamei shrimp production of SCI group in 2010 reached 130 thousands of tons or about 62.54% of the national vannamei shrimp production. This production is derived from SCI groups including spread in, among others, East Java, Lampung, Medan, South Sulawesi, West Kalimantan, and Cirebon. The highest production of SCI is in East Java, namely about 1,000—2,000 tons per month.

Whereas CP Prima as national shrimp integrator company, until September 2010, recorded shrimp production for about 33,059 tons or about 15,9% of total national vannamei shrimp production. The production was obtained from 3 shrimp farm areas of CP Prima in Lampung, namely Central Pertiwi Bahari (CPB), Wahyuni Mandira (WM) and Aruna Wijaya Sakti (AWS). Total shrimp farms in the 3 areas cover 13,507 embankments with average area for each slot is 5,000 square meters.

Source: Trobos