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Aquafeed use in Indonesia shows continued growth

The rising demands of aquaculture feed ingredients in 2011 indicated that aquaculture production in Indonesia is growing, said Denny Indradjaja, Chairman of Indonesian Feed Mills Association – Aquaculture Division, recently at an aquaculture seminar in Jakarta.

By observing the rate of economic growth, buying power and people consumption in 2011, Indradjaja believed that aquaculture feed consumption in Indonesia in 2012 will continue to grow.
 
He predicted that the growth of aquafeed consumption this year will reach about 12% or in total around 1.2 million tonnes.
 
But in order to sustain aquaculture production, Indradjaja invited stakeholders to find alternative ingredients to substitute fish meal which is skyrocketing in price. (Arif Fachrudin)
 
Table 1 - Aquafeed consumption in Indonesia (tonnes)

 
2009
2010
2011*
2012*
Fish
754,000
798,000
872,000
932,000
Shrimp free market
101,000
130,000
120,000
140,000
Shrimp integration
100,000
98,000
108,000
160,000
Total
955,000
1,026,000
1,100,000
1,232,000
*Estimate, based on data reported by the member of Indonesian Feed Mills Association until June 2011
**Prediction, 12% growth
Source: Indonesian Feed Mills Association – Aquaculture Division

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