Vice President calls on BUMN to increase empowerment of fishermen

This effort is necessary to encourage marine management in order to increase the capacity of fishermen.

medialnews, JAKARTA – Vice President Ma’ruf Amin called for the role of public enterprises (BUMN) and independent companies in increasing the empowerment of fishermen. The Vice-President considered that this effort is necessary to encourage marine management so that fishermen can increase their capacities and expand their network of cooperation.

“We will try to explore and collaborate in addition to the authority, but also the BUMN which is responsible for dealing with food security issues, including fisheries issues. right can be facilitated, ”said Ma’ruf quoted in his press release after the hearing with the central executive of the Fishermen’s Union in Nahdlatul Ulama on Thursday (15/4).

The vice-president believes that thanks to companies, the management of seafood will be more focused and fishermen will be able to obtain advice to increase their capacity. Thus, in the long term, marine catches will be of better quality and competitive on the world market. Starting with how to capture, how to get commercial credit from people, as well as the ship.

“We can develop it to be export oriented, but indeed we have to strive to get good quality of our fish, so that the products can be accepted in the world market, not only nationally but also global, ”said the vice president.

The Vice President also called on SSNU as an organization hosting fishermen to begin this empowerment step by working with relevant institutions so that the capacity and well-being of fishermen under SSNU can be improved.

In addition, cooperation should be conducted with various institutions, both those of an authority and banking financial institutions, especially on the issue of technology for improving the quality of innovation. “Then the organization will lead corporate efforts and if it can be done, God willing, there will be results,” he said.

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