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Ministry to Build 60 Hygienic Fish Auction Areas This Year

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry plans to build 60 hygienic fish auction areas (TPI) across the country. Ministry official said that another 60 will also be built in 2019.

"In 2017, we built 32 hygienic TPIs and this year we will build 60," the ministry's director general of capture fisheries Sjarief Widjaja said in Cirebon, West Java, Thursday, February 15.

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Hygienic fish auction areas are the government program to improve the welfare of the fishermen. Fish that are sold in more hygienic places are believed to have a higher selling price. 

"Hygienic TPIs will protect the fish from being directly exposed to sunlight, thus the selling value will be higher as the fish are well taken care of," Sjarief said.

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This year, the Ministry is also seeking to improve fishing ports by providing hygienic TPIs, as well as clean and hygienic harbors and ships.

"All ports will be slowly overhauled, and we ask the fishermen to help manage the fish carefully," he said.



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