National Shrimp Action Forum – October 26, 2022

In order to accelerate the achievement of the 2020-2024 RPJMN Major Project target related to pond revitalization in shrimp production centers, as well as accelerating the achievement of the production target of 2 million tons and shrimp exports reaching 250% in 2024, a series of concrete action agendas are needed and can be leverage for the revival of the National Shrimp Industry in an integrated manner from upstream to downstream. The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment through the Maritime Resources Coordination Sector held the "National Shrimp Action Forum 2022" event with the theme "Revitalization, Acceleration, Investment and Synergy for the Revival of the National Shrimp Industry". This forum is designed as a forum for information exchange, program consolidation, and strengthening interactions across stakeholders both centrally and regionally to advance the National Shrimp Industry, including simplification of business licensing and investment in shrimp ponds and affirmation of policies to support a conducive shrimp business climate.

The NSAF was opened by Coordinating Minister Marves - Luhut B. Pandjaitan. The NSAF is a forum for collaboration and consolidation of cross-sectoral action, strengthening commitments between all relevant development actors, to realize the revival of the national shrimp industry. Currently, all components of the nation are directed to synergize with each other in an effort to revive the national economy after the Covid-19 pandemic. For this reason, the government strives to encourage economic recovery, especially in productive economic sectors, including the fisheries sector where fisheries are an important element in development based on the sustainable use of natural resources.

We need to continue to boost the huge potential of natural resources in the field of fisheries in terms of productivity and added value, while still prioritizing the principle of sustainability. It is known that Indonesia according to FAO 2022 data is the main contributor to Aquaculture products in the world, ranking second, with a production volume of 14.8 million tons. Aquaculture products themselves play a very important role in three things, namely the acquisition of state foreign exchange, employment for around 2 million fish farmers and protein food sources for the community.  One of the main products of aquaculture is shrimp commodities.