TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - During the launch of her book entitled the "Transformation of Maritime and Fisheries", the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister Susi Pudjiastuti presented the her achievements, which were made during President Joko Widodo's first term.
Minister Susi said that her ministry managed to successfully boost the fisheries' gross domestic product (GDP) up to 50 percent compared to previous period.
"The fisheries GDP in the last 4.5 years went up to almost 50 percent. I may argue that it is an astonishing achievement," said Minister Susi on Friday, October 18, 2019.
The Ministry's latest data revealed that the growth of fisheries GDP has grown to 6.25 percent, which is 29.39 percent more compared to the same period in the previous year that saw the fisheries GDP grow 4.83 percent. The growth saw the 2019’s second-quarter GDP increase to IDR 62.24 trillion.
Susi Pudjiastuti also mentioned that fishermen's trade value continues to grow from 106.41 percent in 2015 to 114.24 percent in August 2019. The same goes for the export volume that increases from 4.45 percent to 7.44 percent.
FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA