Lobster Cultivation – Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono said he wanted to make Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, the center of lobster cultivation so that in the future it would not only be a national example but also a reference for other countries.
“I want to make Lombok the center of lobster cultivation. Even to the world-class. The spirit must be like that,” said Trenggono in a press release received in Jakarta. The Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries has conducted dialogues with fry catchers and lobster breeders in various lobster cultivation centers, including observing directly the community’s floating net cages.
To support the productivity of domestic lobster cultivation, he said, the bureaucratic process for cultivation licensing would be made easier. The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, he continued, will also provide assistance in facilities and infrastructure, assistance for cultivators, and prepare markets.
Minister Trenggono emphasized his commitment to fighting the smuggling of fry abroad and urged the fishermen to not sell fry to individuals involved in the illegal trade.
“Seedlings of this nation’s wealth. If anyone wants to export fry to enrich foreigners, I will fight it. But for cultivation here, I support it to death,” he said. Previously, the KKP declared war on the practice of smuggling lobster seeds in order to maintain the sustainability aspects of national marine and fisheries resources.
“We have received directions. The point is we will take firm action against this clear lobster seed smuggler. Without compromise,” said Acting Director General of Marine Resources and Fisheries Supervision (PSDKP) of the KKP Antam Novamber.
Antam stated that the declaration of war on the smuggling of lobster seeds was also in the form of a follow-up to the meeting of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, with the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy regarding concerns over the discovery of lobster clear seed smuggling.