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Encouraging Exports and Leading Programs of KKP, Minister Trenggono Asks His Staff to Strengthen Guidance for Fishery Business Actors

BOGOR (1/3) - The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is working to increase exports of Indonesian fishery products even though the Covid-19 pandemic is still sweeping the world. One of the ways is to routinely provide guidance to business actors from upstream to downstream to ensure the quality and quality of the products produced are guaranteed.

Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono said that quality assurance is important as an effort to increase world market confidence in Indonesian fishery products. 

"The BKIPM ranks together with the PDS, of course, I ask to ensure and guarantee that there are no more cases of rejection of Indonesian fishery products in destination countries," said Minister Trenggono when opening the BKIPM National Coordination Meeting in Bogor, West Java, Monday (March, 1, 2021).

In addition to ensuring quality and quality, continued Minister Trenggono, the capture fisheries, aquaculture and fishery product processing industries must be encouraged to produce products that are popular with consumers and are economically competitive, especially during this pandemic.

On the other hand, Trenggono also asked all stakeholders to jointly maintain the sustainability of the fishery ecosystem. This concept of sustainability has benefits not only for preserving nature, but also for the sustainability of the fishery business itself.

"These steps will strengthen the national fisheries business structure with multiplier effects to stimulate the national economy, especially in economic recovery due to the Covid-19 pandemic," he said.

In this national coordination meeting which took place offline and online, Minister Trenggono asked his staff to be serious about realizing the KKP's three breakthrough programs for 2021-2024. Includes increasing non-tax state revenue (PNBP) from the capture fisheries sub-sector and improving fishermen's welfare.

Then move aquaculture to improve the community's economy supported by marine and fisheries research for the sustainability of marine resources and inland fisheries. As well as developing local wisdom-based aquaculture villages in a number of regions of Indonesia.

"This breakthrough is a strategic step for the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to create jobs, encourage community welfare, and provide optimal income for state finances from the marine and fisheries sector," added Minister Trenggono.

Meanwhile, the Head of BKIPM, Rina, explained that he is on standby to support this superior program in accordance with his function as a competent authority to prevent the entry and spread of quarantine fish diseases, control the quality of safety of fishery products and safety of fish biosafety. 

"The purpose of this coordination meeting is to get a concept for how BKIPM together with related parties equate their perception of the KKP's flagship program according to the Minister's direction," he said.

Bureau of Public Relations and Overseas Cooperation

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