by Barakalla Robyn, Indah Andesta (WRI) (Main Author), Wiro Wirandi (Econusa Foundation), Brahmantya Satya Poerwadi (Former Directorate General Marine Spatial Planning, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia) and Victor Nikijuluw (Conservation International Indonesia) - 20 March 2020
In Indonesia overall, fish consumption shows the increasing trend year by year, although not very high. In fact, fish consumption in Indonesia was low compared to other countries in Asia Pacific region.
Nearly half of the earth’s population depends on seafood as primary protein. Indonesia, currently the world’s third-largest producers of seafood in aquaculture farms, puts a high target in fisheries sector (from 8% of the total GDP in 2017 to 11% this year). To meet this target, Indonesia will grow its aquaculture sector due to the decline in production of capture fisheries.