Indonesia's Shrimp Production May Fall Shy of Projection


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 5, 2008

Indonesia's shrimp production is projected to fall shy of the 470,000-metric-ton target initially set by the government for this year.

Chairman of the Indonesian Shrimp Commission Shidid Moeslim told Asia Pulse that production is expected to reach only 350,000 metric tons.

Last year, the country's shrimp production also fell shy of the 410,000-metric-ton target, reaching only 377,220 metric tons.

The production estimate is based on shrimp exports, which totaled only 120,000 tons in the first nine months of this year.

The United States and Japan are the main importers of Indonesian shrimp.

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