Bank DKI President Director Wahyu Widodo received an award from the DKI Jakarta Information Commission, 7 December 2018. This award was given because Bank DKI was committed to the implementation of public information openness. Photo Courtesy of Bank DKI

Fishy Business

DECEMBER 11, 2018

 

Indonesia shipped more than 190,000 tons of tuna worth Rp 7.9 trillion ($569 million) abroad last year, making it the world's largest exporter of the pelagic fish.

The archipelago's location between the Pacific and Indian Oceans gives it an advantage, as several tuna species, including big eye, blue fin, skipjack and yellowfin, are found in the country's waters.

We recently visited Muara Baru Port in North Jakarta, where ships deliver tons of tuna twice a week. The fish are weighed, cleaned and checked for quality at the port before being stored on ice and then transported by truck to local markets or exported to various parts of the world.

 

 

A fisherman loading tuna on a truck at Muara Baru Port on Dec. 4. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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A row of tuna is ready to be inspected and weighed. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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Red labels are attached to tuna destined for export, mainly to parts of Asia, Europe and the Americas. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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A worker guts a yellowfin tuna at a processing station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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Workers inspect a freshly caught yellowfin tuna. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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Fishermen unloading boxes of fresh tuna from their boat. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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