The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Country Office in Indonesia welcomed a delegation of the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fisheries Science, which was led by Deputy Director General LI Jian.
The discussions focused on the potential partnership involving scaled transfer of technical skills and dissemination of technological research and industry knowledge to sustain sea and land-based fisheries outputs.
UNIDO is currently implementing the SMART-Fish program in Indonesia, which covers three value chains: pole and line and hand line tuna/skipjack, aquaculture pangasius and seaweed; and technical cooperation for formulation of the national Seaweed value chain development strategy has been initiated.
The respective experts of UNIDO and YSFRI acknowledged global advances on research and industry practices that integrate circularity in value chain development strategies, thus ensuring the generation of minimal resource wastage and pollution, and optimizing potential benefits from value addition, together with diversified value chains and improved access to competitive markets.
Accordingly, UNIDO intends to follow up with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia and technical cooperation agencies and institutions to discuss the concept of partnering with YSFRI.
The Chinese delegation expressed interest in visiting the SMART-Fish farming sites, especially the seaweed demo farm in South Sulawesi. The YSFRI delegation then proceeded to Sorong in West Papua for company visits.