Wow ... Can Order Indonesia 'Seafood' 274.8 Billion Rupiah

Saturday, May 14, 2011
Indonesia receives orders "seafood" worth Rp274, 8 billion, or 32.1 million U.S. dollars while participating in a three-day exhibition with the largest fishery in the world "European Seafood Expo (ESE) in 2011" in Brussels. The total transaction value was achieved by companies participating in the ESE of the facilitation of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, said Secretary III Pensosbud Embassy in Brussels Punjul Nugroho told AFP correspondent in London, Saturday.

He said the deal includes the purchase directly or medium term contracts for the supply of fishery products to several customers in Europe. According to the Embassy in Brussels notes, this figure is a sharp increase when compared with the number of transactions amounted to Rp89, 9 billion in Indonesia's participation in ESE 2010.

Seafood Exposition, held regularly every year, attended by 1600 business actors, both buyer and seller of fishery products, from 140 countries. From Indonesia there are six seafood exporters who participated on the facilitation of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and six others to participate on the "Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI)".

Indonesia Pavilion opens the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Fadel Muhammad and Director of the Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, Hans Klunder. In his speech, Minister Fadel Muhammad said that Indonesia's participation in this ESE is important for seafood businesses to conduct transactions, whether with global retailers, food services, and wholesale markets.

During the three-day operation of exhibition, Indonesian pavilion featuring seafood cooking demos. This activity received a positive response from visitors to the exhibition the opportunity to taste the seafood directly from Indonesia. While in Brussels, Minister Fadel Muhammad also held meetings with various parties, mainly engaged in marine fisheries sector and the results from Europe.

In various meetings, agreed to enhance cooperation has been established with the aim to improve the quantity and quality of fishery product exports from Indonesia to Europe. According to the Ambassador in Brussels Arif Havas Oegroseno, pay attention to European quality standards for fishery products is important for products from Indonesia can be well received by European markets. "Development of fishery product exports from Indonesia are also to be supported by improved quality," he said.

He said the obstacles in the area of ​​market access due to quality issues can be addressed through cooperation with a number of parties in the European Union that can help in the field of capacity building and improvement of production quality. On a separate occasion, the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries was accompanied by the Ambassador of Indonesia in Brussels, Arif Havas Oegroseno also conduct a review to the Centre for Aquaculture Research and Education (CEFRA), owned by the University of Liege, Belgium.

CEFRA is a leading research institute in Europe in the field of tropical marine aquaculture, utilizing a nuclear reactor cooling water flow to simulate the tropical waters. Although adjacent to the nuclear reactor, the CEFRA ensure that no radiation on fish cultivation.

CEFRA findings that can be beneficial for Indonesia is a vaccine that can ward off herpes virus in koi. The existence of this vaccine will greatly help the fish farmers who often face problems koi koi virus. In between the visits to CEFRA is a bilateral cooperation agreement Indonesia - Belgium to increase the capacity of aquaculture in Indonesia.

Source: between
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