PT Aqua Farm Nusantara (PTAN) has successfully exported 1,600 tons of tilapia products under the brand name “Naturally Better Tilapia” as of October 2019 from its processing plant in Semarang, Central Java.
“Our main export sales are to customers in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada,” said Sri Rusmianawati, Manager of PT Aqua Farm Nusantara Semarang Plant, during a focused group discussion on the Development of Marine and Fisheries in Central Java held in Semarang on Tuesday (11/19). The discussion was attended by key officials from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and the Provincial Marine and Fisheries Office of Central Java.
In addition to export sales, PT Aqua Farm Nusantara also sells its products to consumers across various regions in Indonesia. “Our domestic production now reaches several major cities in Indonesia, and as of October 2019, sales from the Semarang plant reached 3,500 tons,” said Sri Rusmianawati.
The Semarang processing plant sources its raw materials from fish farming activities in Wadas Lintang, Wonogiri, Kedung Ombo, and Wunut, all located in the province of Central Java.
“We operate a large and modern processing plant in Semarang, which has obtained national and international certifications, including BRC, BAP, IFS, ASC, Social Audit, HACCP, SKP, and Halal certifications,” explained Sri.
She further mentioned that the PT Aqua Farm Nusantara plant in Semarang has received numerous awards, including the National Best Adibakti Mina Bahari Award in 2014 and the National Best Large-Scale Fish Processing Unit Award from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in 2017. “The latest is the Highest Compliance Value Award from the Fish Quarantine, Quality Control, and Safety Control Agency in Semarang in July 2019,” added Sri.
PT Aqua Farm Nusantara is a responsible aquaculture and fish processing company headquartered in Medan. The company’s primary product is Naturally Better Tilapia, a high-quality fish produced for both the domestic and export markets.
PTAN operates in North Sumatra and Central Java with approximately 4,000 employees, the majority of whom are recruited from the surrounding villages.
PTAN implements the KAMI PEDULI Sustainability Program, the world’s first integrated sustainability program in the field of aquaculture, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals specifically for tilapia.