Today will be inaugurated an offshore floating net cage, offshore which is expected to be a leap forward, a breakthrough.
This was conveyed by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) when inaugurated the Floating Net Keramba (KJA) Offshore at Fishing Landing Port (PPI) Cikidang, Babakan Village, Pangandaran Regency, West Java, Tuesday (24/4).
Furthermore, the President said that this is the first breakthrough in Indonesia, Keramba Floating Net Offshore. “This we hope to be the embryo of double the added value of fishery cultivation of Indonesia,” said President.
On the occasion, the President also reminded that 2/3 of Indonesia is water, 70 percent of Indonesia is water, this is to be remembered.
“And here, the Minister of KKP also mentioned that the KUDs here will be involved in floating net cages offshore. I was told that this floating net cages involved 50 fishermen KUD who supply feed as additional feed, “said Head of State.
The total number of people directly involved in this floating net cage offshore, added the President, between 215 to 250 people. “The indirect, involved approximately 220 people. This is just one built here, it will be developed 2 more. The 2 has also been done in Sabang and in Karimun Jawa, “added the President.
Head of State also invites to see the results of the floating net cages offshore that the seed stocking per year could be more, which is about 1.2 million. As a result, the president continued, the production could be higher, which is about 816 tons per year per unit with eight holes.
“It’s a picture like that. Try to compare with the usual floating net cages that produce only 5.4 tons per year per unit, this is 816 tons. Fold how many try? These are things that must be learned by fishermen so there is an increase in prosperity there, “added the President.
This, according to the President, will be very high jump. To that end, the President asked the fishermen really to follow these developments and more and more hopes are involved in this floating net cages offshore.
Regarding marketing, the President hopes that the fish can be exported to the Middle East, Australia, Europe, Japan because the current export price is in a good position. “The other countries have run out of fish, our country still has an opportunity to increase production again,” said the President.
On the occasion, the President also underlined the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries who invited to use environmentally friendly nets.
“Do not use small nets, so the eggs get hit, the little fish get everything. Our children and grandchildren will run out, baseball there are fish that should be enjoyed by our grandchildren who is now lost for what? Because the small webs, “said the President while asking for an example that the fish Kakap Putih that was not there in Pangandaran will be developed again.
At the end of the speech, the President pointed out that this offshore net cage cage is a process for science transfer, technology transfer so everyone knows that there are technologies that can produce more fish than ordinary floating nets.
“By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim I inaugurate Keramba Floating Net Offshore in Pangandaran,” said the President.
Also present were Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, and Pangandaran Regent Jeje Wiradinata. (FID / OJI / EN)