Indonesia aims for sustainable fish farming with ‘aquaculture villages’

By Luh De Suriyani & M Ambari7 January 2022 Indonesia
  • Indonesia plans to have a network of 136 villages dedicated to aquaculture by the end of this year.
  • The initiative is part of the government’s efforts to boost exports of its world-renowned aquaculture commodities, namely shrimp, lobster, crab and seaweed.
  • Experts have welcomed the plan, but say it must be supported by sound environmental planning, particularly avoiding the clearing of mangrove forests and ensuring proper waste management.
  • Indonesia is one of the top exporters of farmed seafood, but fish farming in the country has long come at the expense of carbon-rich mangrove forests and other important coastal ecosystems.

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