Wild Capture

Indonesia's capture fisheries play an important role in the nation’s economy, as it contributes to food security, provides livelihood for millions of Indonesians, and is a major source of revenue for the country.

The ability of wild catch fishery to contribute to food security, provide quality nutrition to the Indonesian people, and increase the country’s income is potentially compromised by overfishing and climate change, which likely cause decline in the overall fish catch

Indonesia's small-scale fisheries play a major role in providing jobs, livelihood and food security for the many, with more than 80% of Indonesian fish catches are from small-scale fishery. The performance of small-scale fisheries is crucial to maintain sustainable fish supply. Improving regulation of small-scale fishing is a national agenda.

Insights

Why Fish? Reasons, Challenges and Measures to Increase Fish Consumption in Indonesia

It is a usual sight to see fishers crowd the fish market in Kaimana Regency, West Papua Province, to offer their catch. They excitedly try to convince their customers to purchase and consume their fresh fish. Consumption of high quality fish is indeed one of many solutions to issues related to health such as stunting and severe malnutrition thanks to protein and micronutrient components in fish. Omega 3 in fish can prevent heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. To grab these benefits, we must be more vigorous to increase fish consumption.

12 March 2020