October 7, 2013
Indonesia, China collaborate on sustainable fishery
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fishery partnership was signed between the Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and the China's Minister of Foreign Affairs.
"It marks the birth of the new era of both countries' fishery partnership, which is expected to be able to further benefit both countries," Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif C. Sutardjo said in an official release on Thursday (Sep 26).
The MoU encompasses managing the sustainability marine and fishery partnership, such as the partnership in the investment promotion of the captive fishery and aquaculture, the fish processing and marketing, the eradication of the fishery data and information exchange - particularly the exchange of the fishery product export-import data, fish docking data, boat registration and the deletion certificate.
The sustainable captive fish technical collaboration development, the fishery biodiversity protection and other fishery capacity building collaboration were also covered by the MoU.
Sharif said that the acceleration of the fishery development is expected by strengthening the fishery industrialisation, particularly in terms of the facility and capacity building of the integrated domestic captive fish industry through the finalisation of the agreement.
The MoU also helps Indonesia pave the way to fathom the development of the fishery shipyard in Indonesia and the development of the human capital by training the Indonesian fishing boat crew in the Chinese fishing enterprises.