Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The marine affairs and fisheries ministry has set its fishery production target at 12.26 million tons this year, or an increase of 13 percent from 10.85 million tons in 2010.

The production increase was expected to be followed by a rise in fish consumption, Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Fadel Muhammad said in a discussion on "The Fishery Outlook 2011" held at Borobudur Hotel, here, Monday (Feb. 2).

Indonesia`s fish consumption in late 2010 reached 30.47 kg per capita annually, an increase from 29.08 kg per capita in 2009, according to a press statement from the ministry.

The country`s fish production in 2009 was 9.82 million tons. The government has set a target of fishery production at 22.39 million tons by 2014, while aquaculture 16.86 million tons.

In the aquaculture sector in 2011, the volume of aquaculture production is expected at 6,847,500 tons, the number of quality fingerlings is 4.2 billion, and seaweed seedlings 350,420 tons.

According to data from the ministry, some 116 districts/cities have adequate infrastructure and facilities for aquaculture activities. The areas include 70 brackish areas, 116 fresh water, and 81 coastal areas.

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