Indonesia and Vietnam Collaborate to Advance Lobster Production

January 2024

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia has recently expressed confidence in the nation’s potential to emerge as a prominent lobster producer in Southeast Asia. This optimism originates from the government’s ongoing efforts to promote lobster farming programs. The Minister expressed this view at a free fish distribution ceremony conducted at Jakarta’s Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries office.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Vietnam outlines joint efforts in lobster farming, which is an integral part of Indonesia’s strategy. The minister noted that this agreement provides an opportunity for Indonesia to improve the quality of its lobster farming techniques while also facilitating exports.

Indonesia confronts a big challenge as it illegally exports millions of lobster seeds each year. These seeds are then grown in other nations, including Vietnam. The minister stated that the ministry is aggressively combating the issue by apprehending smuggling lobster seeds at airports in Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar, and other cities. Cooperation with Vietnam is expected to help mitigate this problem, while Vietnam is also investing in Indonesia to enhance lobster farming.

The Minister additionally highlighted the need for Vietnam to share experience in lobster farming growth, inviting investors to work with local communities in Indonesia on farming projects.

(Source: ANTARA News)

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