INDONESIA: The Indonesian fisheries sector experienced rapid growth throughout 2015 under the leadership of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, and, most notably the new Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister (MAFM) Susi Pudjiastuti, who made waves through her relentless fight against illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing practices.
Gearing up for the Vigo dialogue on decent work in the seafood sectorApproximately 1 in 10 people rely on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods, and discussion at the Vigo Dialogue will address ways to improve work conditions in the sector.
The upcoming Vigo dialogue on decent work in fisheries and aquaculture is an important opportunity to bring a broad range of partners around the table to discuss an extremely pertinent issue.
Unfortunately, human rights and labour abuses, including poor working conditions, have recently become front-page news in the mass media.
The World Congress co-organized by FAO and Conxemar has become a benchmark event both for professionals of the sector as well as for experts, renowned scientists and the highest fishing authorities worldwide.
The following day, the annual International Frozen Seafood exhibition, the biggest event dedicated to the frozen seafood sector in Spain, will take place over three days.
Thanks to the availability of 56,000 hectares of brackish water lands, Tamil Nadu has great potential to develop brackish water aquaculture, M. Jayanthi, Principal Scientist, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) – Central Institute of Brackish water Aquaculture (CIBA) said.
The farmed shrimp sector in Indonesia is growing and the majority of the shrimp is exported.
The website of Ipsos states that Indonesia’s shrimp industry has continued to see higher demand from the export market compared to the domestic market. From 2011 – 2015, export market grew at CAGR of 6.9% compared to 5.0% for the domestic market.
Indonesia is estimated to consume only around 40% of its shrimp production volume. Majority of shrimp production was allocated for exports to major markets such as USA, Japan and EU.
Source: All About Feed
VIET NAM: Vietnam, already one of the biggest seafood exporters to Australia, is aiming to expand its market down under with a major boost in shrimp shipments.
Australia imports 200,000 to 280,000 tons of seafood each year, which accounts for about 70 percent of the country’s demand. Vietnam is its fourth largest seafood supplier, after Thailand, China and New Zealand, with an 11.2 percent market share, according to the Vietnam Trade Office under the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia.