JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia is an archipelago that is rich with a variety of typical seafood, such as crabs. This condition should be able to increase the economic income of the public, and especially fishermen.
But in reality, fishermen face capital problems, particularly in the procurement or ownership of fishing vessels.
Crissinda Sutadisastra, General Manager of Cut the Crab (CTC), said the inability of local fishermen to own fishing vessels made them have limitations on obtaining maximum results.
"This should become the attention and responsibility from not only the government, but the stakeholders and other relevant parties," she said at the Cut the Crab Restaurant, Jalan Cikajang, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, on Monday (12/09/2019) .
Crissinda said that the 'Peduli Terhadap Nelayan' (Care for Fishermen) program has been running since a year ago. Some fishermen in Jakarta and Java have received capital assistance to buy fishing vessel.
She added that with the development of CTC, there would be an increase in demand for more fresh crabs and various other seafood from within the country.
Crissinda continued that the CTC needs for various seafoods were obtained from several regions of Indonesia, such as Raja Ampat in Papua, and Kendari in North Sulawesi. From these two places, CTC received fresh seafood that is free from substances that may be harmful to the human body.
"The crabs supplied from Raja Ampat weigh from 1 to 2 kilograms. Other types of seafood, such as shrimps, lobsters, shellfish, are supplied from Kendari. These two regions have clean waters and free of harmful chemicals," she said.
Crissinda emphasized that cleanliness and chemical-free in the environment where the seafood originates from are a necessity for CTC. This is for the sake of customer satisfaction and safety.
"The principle that we hold is to serve fresh, healthy, and nutritious seafood that are hauled from the seas to the dining tables to be presented to the public," she said.