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Fish Production to Reach 12m Tonnes

05 January 2011

INDONESIA - The Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry plans to increase Indonesia’s fish production to 12.26 million tonnes this year.

This will increase production from 10.83 million tonnes last year, with aquaculture expected to contribute 6.85 million tonnes, according to a report in the Jakarta Post.

The ministry said that it is aiming to make the country the world's leading fish producer by 2015.

Already, fish productionhas grown by 9.68 per cent from 2006 to 2010 and the government expects aquaculture to head teh way in increasing fish production.

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