Shenzhen to seek prospective cooperation in fishery-based food manufacturing, showing higher-technology investments

Shenzhen to seek prospective cooperation in fishery-based food manufacturing, showing higher-technology investments

 Reported by: Setiawan Liu

Jakarta, July 7, 2023/Indonesia Media – Shenzhen investment management of OCTF (Overseas Chinese Trade Fair) assured Indonesian food solutions company, Indofood of the city’s technology with prospective future cooperation and investment in fishery-based food manufacturing. Shenzhen has been considered factual technological innovation on production-based energy and manufacturing. The current and prospective technological properties are likely to face requirements from different target industries, including fish-based food manufacturing. The current population of Shenzhen is around 20 million. “Fishery sector is prospective for future cooperation. Besides, the market is huge. If the city (of Shenzhen) and Indonesian food manufacturing can work together,” said Shenzhen representative Zhang Peng.

Shenzhen, together with other three big cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong are welcome to create new growth opportunities, transform the economies. Moreover, Shenzhen is just next to Hongkong in which the economic activity has been normalizing with the reopening of the border. “Twenty million people living in Shenzhen can be relied on. The market is there, but we have no resources like the ones in Indonesia. Shenzhen’s technology will accommodate the prospective cooperation. And groupers are much needed,” said Zhang Peng.

Meanwhile, the director of Indofood, Franky Welirang said that the eastern part of Indonesia has abundance of natural resources including multispecies fishery that captures groupers and other reef fishes. He concluded from his experiences in dealing with many people in some parts of Indonesia, including the province of Maluku, north Maluku, Bitung (north Sulawesi), etc. the last time he visited Maluku and met with Commander of the Pattimura Military Region, Doni Monardo (Juli 2015 – Oktober 2017). “There are vast numbers of fisheries businesses including aquaculture. If I am not mistaken, some companies collaborate with local (state-owned) university Pattimura, benefiting both graduates and employers,” said Franky Welirang.

There are fishery investment alternatives to industry;  cage aquaculture and capture fisheries. Cage aquaculture involves the growing of fishes in existing water resources while being enclosed in a net cage which allows free flow of water. Besides, capture fisheries in high seas, especially the Fisheries Management Area (WPP) has potentials in Maluku and north Maluku. “The water is clean. Perhaps, people in China just want to consume a large quantity of groupers. The Chinese market is prospective. They (groupers) generally live among shallow reefs, but can be found in depths to 426 feet,” said Franky.

WPP 781 covers the watery area of Aru, Arafura and eastern part of Timor; while WPP 715 covers waters of Tomini bay, the sea of Maluku, Halmahera and Seram, Berau bay. Fish processing industry in Aru island, Maluku has been accomplished with a fishing port so business keeps growing. Besides, pearl farming is another prospective business in doing export, especially in Hongkong, Taiwan. “If cage aquaculture is done, the ecosystem has to be controlled regularly. The cage is often covered by moss. The net (fish cage) should always be in good condition. Secondly, predators of the ocean kill the fish in the cage, using the teeth. The fish farming has to be with a regular-controlled ecosystem,” said Franky.

More than 70 percent of Maluku is watery area, surrounded by five of eleven WPP, namely Seram, Banda sea, Pacific Ocean, etc. the potential of Maluku’s fish processing industry is targeting 2.360.000 (two million, three hundred and sixty thousand) tons per year, equals to 36 percent of the national catch fish potential of eleven WPP. “There are bays, not only in Maluku, but also (the province of ) north Maluku including the regency of Morotai island. WPP Bitung (north Sulawesi) is another potential destination due to effective inventory and logistics systems. So many fish processing industries in Bitung have collaborated with Japanese companies,” said Franky. (SL/IM)

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