Minister Trenggono considers Lombok as a center for lobster aquaculture
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono is targeting Lombok in western Nusa Tenggara (NTB) to become a world-class hub of Lobster aquaculture considered as a benchmark for other countries.
“We have to have this spirit,” Trenggono said in an official statement after visiting the Awang Bay fishing port in central Lombok on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
In Awang Bay, Trenggono visited lobster seed fishermen and lobster boats. He also monitored the community-owned floating net cages around the fishing port while boarding a fishing boat.
To support the productivity of domestic lobster aquaculture, Trenggono said his side would ease the bureaucratic aquaculture licensing process. In addition, the ministry will provide facilities and infrastructure, assistance to farmers and prepare markets.
Previously, on February 28, 2021, former Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti via her Twitter account highlighted the aquaculture of glass eels and lobsters which are now on the verge of extinction and have been listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Susi argued that both species should be protected and taken only for consumption. So she asked the ministry not to make the aquaculture program look like a camouflage for the collection. lobsters.
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