“The development of sustainable aquaculture is important as a primary driver for meeting food needs and fostering future national economic growth.” This was conveyed by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Prof. Dr. Rudy Heriyanto Adi Nugroho, through a video message at the inauguration of the Indo-Pacific ASEAN-Australia Workshop on the use of technology for aquaculture sustainable at the Intercontinental Sanur Hotel, from May 21 to 22.

Aquaculture production in the Asia-Pacific region continues to grow, rising from 64.1 million tonnes in 2008 to 126 million tonnes in 2021. This growth shows the important role of aquaculture in regional economic growth and the importance of adopting agricultural practices. sustainable to guarantee their sustainability.

Representing Australia as organizing partner, Australian Ambassador to ASEAN Tiffany McDonald highlighted Australia’s concrete commitment to ASEAN and cooperation with the Pacific region, especially in the implementation of the Blue Pacific Continent Strategy 2050 of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), including the promotion of sustainable aquaculture practices.

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Representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, the Secretary of the ASEAN Directorate General of Cooperation stated: “By promoting a more inclusive Indo-Pacific, ASEAN is expanding its reach to Pacific countries to participate in concrete projects of blue economic cooperation of mutual interest, including sustainable aquaculture.”

In addition to being an implementation of the Joint Declaration of ASEAN and Australian Leaders on Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Response to Crises, this workshop is also an implementation of the commitments made by the ASEAN and Australian Leaders at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in March 2024 in Melbourne, among others, to prioritize food security, sustainability and the digital economy.

Aquaculture production in the Asia-Pacific region continues to grow, going from 64.1 million tons in 2008 to 126 million tons in 2021

The speakers and participants also visited the Higher Center for the Production of Shrimp and Shellfish Broodstock (BPIUUK) in Karangasem, to learn first-hand about the use of technology in the cultivation of shrimp and shellfish broodstock production. In addition to ASEAN member countries, this workshop was attended by representatives from East Timor, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and a representative from the Ocean Rim Partnership Secretariat. Indian (IORA).

The workshop was held in collaboration between the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and the Australian Mission to ASEAN.

Source: https://reporteasia.com/region/asean/2024/05/28/indonesia-impulsa-colaboracion-asean-indo-pacifico-mejorar-tecnologia-acuicultura-sostenible/

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