Indonesia champions for eco-friendly shrimp production

shrimp-timothy tolle flickrThe SII technology was first introduced at a shrimp farm by Hasanuddin Atjo, currently the head of the Central Sulawesi Maritime and Fishery Agency. (Image source: Timothy Tolle/Flickr)Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province has introduced a new, environmentally-friendly technique to boost Vannamei shrimp farming production

The new technology is called Supra Intensive Indonesia (SII) and will replace the current intensive farming technique, according to Jakarta Post.

The SII technology was first introduced at a shrimp farm by Hasanuddin Atjo, currently the head of the Central Sulawesi Maritime and Fishery Agency (CSMFA).

The shrimp pond, located at the CV Dewi Windu shrimp hatchery in Kuppa village inn South Sulawesi, measures approximately around 1,000 square metres and is at water depth of 270cm.

“The central drain dumps shrimp waste, excess food and other waste every six hours automatically. To maintain oxygen supply, windmills, root blowers and turbo jets are used,” said Hasanuddin.

From a trial run in Barru regency, he added, the highest yield was recorded in February 2013. One hundred days after releasing 750,000 shrimp fries in the pond, 15.3 tonnes of shrimp were collected at a value of US$62,000.

The SII technology was then utilised in Central Sulawesi. The trial run was conducted at the regional technical implementation unit of CSMFA, he added.

The ponds were then able to produce 15.3 tonnes of Vannamei shrimps per cycle.

He added the SII shrimp farming concept was an integrated upstream-downstream farming concept that intensified the five sub-systems of superior fries, infrastructure and facilities, aquaculture technology, environmental health, and business management.

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