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PT Aqua Farm Nusantara’s Tilapia Among the Top 6 Fish Export Products in Central Java 2019

The tilapia fish produced by PT Aqua Farm Nusantara ranked among the top 6 fish export products in Central Java in 2019, totaling 1,535 tons valued at Rp103 billion. The top 6 fish export products included crab meat, surimi, squid, white shrimp, vannamei shrimp, and tilapia. This information was conveyed by Raden Gatot Perdana, Head of the Fish Quarantine, Quality Control, and Fisheries Product Safety (BKIPM) Office in Semarang, during the Grand Export Event of Fisheries Products in Central Java inaugurated by the Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, on Friday (11/22). During the event, Sammy Hamzah, President Commissioner of PT Aqua Farm Nusantara, stated that the company is continuously seeking ways to improve production efficiency.

“In 2019, we exported 1,600 tons of Naturally Better Tilapia to the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada, and also sold 3,381 tons domestically,” said Sammy Hamzah. “As a foreign investment company from Switzerland, we appreciate the support and guidance from the Indonesian Government for our business. With a more investment-friendly regulatory regime and the business-friendly environment currently promoted by President Jokowi, we believe that we can grow our business and contribute to the Indonesian government and people’s economy,” added Sammy.

Also attending the event, Juan Carlos, CEO of PT Aqua Farm Nusantara, mentioned that PT Aqua Farm Nusantara has tilapia farming operations in Wadas Lintang, Wonogiri, Kedung Ombo, and Wunut, as well as a processing plant in Semarang, all located in Central Java, with 750 employees.

PT Aqua Farm Nusantara is a responsible aquaculture and fish processing company headquartered in Medan. The company’s flagship product is Naturally Better Tilapia of high quality, produced for both the domestic and export markets.

PTAN is a foreign investment company from Switzerland and is owned by the Regal Springs Group based in Singapore. PTAN operates in North Sumatra and Central Java with approximately 4,000 employees, mostly recruited from the surrounding villages.

PTAN implements the KAMI PEDULI Sustainability Program, which is the world’s first integrated sustainability program in the aquaculture industry specifically for Tilapia, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.