Arranging The Balance Of Supply-Demand Of The Pangasius Industry In Tulungagung

April 9, 2019

Indonesian Catfish Industry Association alongside with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) of Indonesia and SMART-Fish Program held Public-Private Round Table Dialogue (RTD).  The RTD was held on 1 April 2019 in Tulungagung. The theme of the RTD was “Arranging the balance of supply-demand of the pangasius industry in Tulungagung and surroundings area”. The RTD was attended by MMAF, fish farmers, fillet producers, and feed producers.

The RTD was held to discuss the slight surplus of pangasius stock in fish farmer level and how to balance the supply-demand, from fish farmer level to the fillet producers. As the statement above, currently there is surplus of stock on the fish farmers level in Tulungagung that can not be absorbed by fillet producers.  However, at times there is a shortage of stock that makes fillet producers experience a shortage of raw material

This issue needs to be addressed by the stakeholders, namely the government, fish farmers, fillet producers, feed producers, and others. The stakeholders discussed how to solve the issue and how to create a balanced supply-demand chain that can benefit everyone. The RTD resulted in several agreements

The most important result in the RTD was an agreement to strengthen the partnership between fish farmers and fillet producers. The agreement might be set forth in the form of a memorandum of understanding so that i can benefit both parties. With the agreement, fish farmers can better understand the company’s demand regarding quantity and quality, and the company must also act in accordance with the agreement regarding the quantity and price. However, the fish farmers still need to manage the fish availability so that there will be no excess or shortage of stock. The agreement above can also indirectly maintain balanced supply-demand chain on the fish farmer to fillet producer level, in addition the agreement could help to maintain the stock availability and sustainability.