Monday, 17 June 2019 | 12:11 WIB

Minister Susi Pudjiastuti Keeps Encouraging People to Increase Fish Consumption

Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti.

JAKARTA, NNC - Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti keeps encouraging so that people increasingly are fond of fish consumption because it is very good to improve their health.

"I want people to be fonder of eating fish, do not always [eat] meat," said Minister Susi Pudjiastuti in Jakarta, Friday (2/9/2018).

She said the price of fish is cheaper than beef, and also more easily obtained.

Minister Susi also reminded that to get the beef government also has to import often.

She emphasized fish consumption is healthier because the level of cholesterol is also less than the beef.

Minister Susi targeted the consumption of fish per capita of the community which has reached 46 kilograms per capita per year to rise to 53 kg per capita in 2018.

A number of local governments have also encouraged their citizens to increase fish consumption, such as the Provincial Government of South Sumatra, which seeks to encourage communities in 17 regencies and cities to increase fish consumption in order to maintain a fairly high level of fish consumption in the province.