ABS-Fisheries Dev Policy

(Development Policy)

Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • The fisheries industry particularly deep sea fishing and aquacultures will be further developed on a commercial and integrated basis.

  • The development will focus on conservation and utilisation of fisheries resources on a sustainable basis.

  • It will be adequately supported with modern fisheries infrastructure, processing, marketing network, comprehensive HRD as well as research and development (R&D) programmes.

  • Private sector participation in commercial fishing, aquaculture such as large-scale open marine-cage culture, and feed and fry production will be further encouraged.

  • Government will undertaken efforts to unify individual entrepreneurs including small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in processing to form consortia led by corporate leaders to venture into commercial fishing, develop and manage integrated processing complexes and mega-fishing ports.

  • It will also will strengthen linkages among fishing, processing and supporting industries.

  • Joint ventures (JV) will be promoted under the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), Brunei-Indonesia-Phillipina-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and the Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore-Growth Triangle (IMS-GT) to engage in distant-water fishing.

3rd National Agricultural Policy (1998-2010), Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry