Jakarta (VNA) - Indonesia can emerge as a key player in the global shrimp market with the government's support for boosting exports and production, said Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono on June 14.

In a statement issued on the day, the minister noted that, for 2015-2019, shrimp obtained the second highest demand in the global market, only after salmon.

Indonesia's shrimp output contributed 6.9 percent to the global supply during the period, he pointed out. The country was the fifth-largest shrimp exporter worldwide in 2019 after India, Ecuador, Vietnam, and China. 

The ministry has prepared some programmes to boost production and exports of shrimp through the revitalisation of ponds by conducting infrastructure development and simplification of licensing for shrimp businesses, among others.

Moreover, it has developed the shrimp estate model for farmers to conduct cultivation in an integrated area through a technology-based production process and an environment-friendly approach./.