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Aquaculture in Indonesia

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Indonesia produced 490000 tons of shrimp in 2004, which was 8% of the world production for the year. In 1999, 507.513 ha of Indonesia was occupied by aquaculture, 60% of which being brackish water ponds, 28% being integrated rice-fish farming, and 12% being freshwater ponds.

Inland waters include rivers, lakes, swamps, reservoirs or dams, fields and ponds. Aquaculture can be divided into two types namely brackish water fisheries and freshwater fisheries. Indonesian brackish water fisheries in the north coast of Java do a lot, the east coast of Aceh, Riau, North Sumatra and South Sumatra.

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Aquaculture in Indonesia Wikipedia


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