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Certification scheme targets Indonesian shrimp and tilapia farmers

Christian Fernsby |
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has translated its shrimp, tilapia, and tropical marine finfish Standards into Indonesian to help more farmers in the country work towards more responsible practices.

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Indonesia is the world’s second largest producer of farmed fish and tilapia and shrimp are among the most produced species in Indonesia, with around a million tonnes of tilapia and half a million tonnes of shrimp produced in 2015 according to official estimates.

This makes it a key country for ASC’s mission to improve aquaculture practices.

As well as the full standards, audit manuals and certification guides for single site and group certification have been translated into the language, with further materials and remote training sessions to follow.

ASC will also be working with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and other stakeholders to embark on a Training of Trainers (ToT) programme, which will enable the benefits of ASC certification to continue to spread in the country beyond the duration of the project. This will equip key actors in the Indonesian aquaculture industry with instruments and knowledge on the ASC programme so they can further disseminate and scale uptake of ASC certification amongst aquaculture farmers in Indonesia.

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