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In 1976 the Government of Indonesia began a brackish water pond (tambak) development project on the east coast of the north Sumatra provinces Aceh and North Sumatra. Strategic outputs for the 2 province projects are listed. It was decided that polyculture of milkfish (Chanos chanos ) and shrimp (Penaeus monodon ) would be promoted as the most realistic of several possibilities.
Chinese freshwater resources contribute significantly to the country's fish supply. A brief account of the fish cultivation techniques in some of the lakes visited by the Philippine Study Team in May 1980 is presented. The fingerlings stocked are mainly carp (Cyprinidae), with other species (eg. breams).
There are two distinct sectors within the marine fisheries of the world. One is composed of mainly company-owned large-investment fishing units, and the other of chiefly privately owned or privately-managed small-scale units.