Fisheries News
Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti plans to build integrated maritime and fisheries business centers in 15 locations in Indonesia’s outer islands. Minister Susi Pudjiastuti in her office, Jakarta, Friday, August 26, 2017 said that the development of those centers can be faster with the Instruction of the President.on the Acceleration the Development of the National Fisheries Industry signed on August 22, 2016. In the Instruction, Minister of Marine and Fisheries is in charge of taking measures related to policies in the development in capture fisheries, aquaculture, processing, marketing in the country, exports of fishery products, and national salt ponds. Susi said she has invited leaders and directors of seven state-owned enterprises in fisheries sector to follow up the Instruction. (tempo)
Former president SBY analyzes country`s economy

Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) analyzed the ongoing economic development in the country in his speech at a graduation ceremony at Al Azhar Indonesia University on Saturday. He stated that it is important that the economic programs do not stop at mere rhetoric and must be implemented on the ground through policies and actions across Indonesia. In his scientific oration, titled "Building Indonesian Maritime: Religious and Cultural Values-based Economy," at the Manggala Wanabakti Auditorium of the Ministry of Forestry and Environment, SBY warned that Indonesia would suffer losses if it only exploited land resources. He stressed that Indonesia must resort to good management while using its resources. He also emphasized the importance of not ignoring religious and cultural values while pursuing economic development, drawing attention to the current moral degradation in society. (antara)