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KKPNews, Jakarta – The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF/KKP) Republic Indonesia through the Directorate General of Aquaculture (DJA/DJPB) has made a commitment with the Government of Aceh Tamiang related to the synergy of the development of aquaculture areas, especially shrimp ponds areas. This commitment was demonstrated by the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the DJA/DJPB and the Aceh Tamiang Government at the MMAF/KKP office, Monday (5/8). The agreement was established in the form of a cluster-based sustainable shrimp pond development.

For information, Aceh Tamiang District has a large area of aquaculture, where currently around 80 percent has not been worked out optimally. Therefore, both parties agreed to optimize utilization through sustainable shrimp aquaculture development and based clusters.

Aquaculture development through cluster system has several advantages such as efficiency of production inputs that would improve price competitiveness in the market as well as ease of management and technology transfer. In addition, the cluster system will also minimize the occurrence of disease and facilitate increased institutional farmers involved.

Director General of Aquaculture, Slamet Soebjakto, in his speech stated that the shrimp vaname selected as a commodity to be developed. In addition because the technology is relatively controlled and easily adopted, shrimp vaname also has a large market share, both domestically and for export, mainly to countries the United States, Japan, and the European Union.

“The cluster system will enable an integrated production process. Start the use of certified seeds, good quality brood stock, the application of stocking densities that are not too high, the use of registered drugs and feed, waste management, biosecurity and surveillance systems, and disease control. This principle is necessary to be able to produce shrimp quality, safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable, “said Slamet.

He added that in order to achieve this, we need cross-sector support such as provision of adequate infrastructure, good roads, water and electricity lines; the allocation of cultivation area in the Spatial Plan (RTRW) and the Zoning Plan for Coastal Areas and Small Islands (RZWP3K); allocation of green belts; and the easy and fast administration service can increase investment.

Previously, the development of a semi-intensive shrimp farming area of sustainable based clusters have been successfully applied in the Sarjo Village, Pasangkayu Regency, West Sulawesi Province with increased productivity original cultivation 50-200 kg / ha to 5,000-10,000 kg / ha. Beside in West Sulawesi, development was also carried out in Paloh Village, Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan; Sejoli Village, Parigi Moutong Regency, Central Sulawesi; and most recently by initiating cooperation with the North-North cooperation Agency in Sulawesi.

MMAF/KKP encourages the concept of clusters to accelerate the development and optimization of the potential utilization of aquaculture in strategic areas. (DJPB Public Relations).