Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and its vast coastline spanning thousands of kilometers is rich in marine resources. Yet ironically, the domestic aquaculture industry had to totally depend on imported fish meal. In order to reduce this dependence, our company was established in June 1992. It was the founding shareholder’s initiative, an entrepreneurial drive to attainself sufficiency in the production of fish meal & fish oil in Indonesia. Location for the factory was chosen in a small fishing village called Muncar, near Bali Strait in East Java.
The plant was equipped with one of the best machineries available. The work force was properly trained by overseas experts in the field. The raw material procured for production was whole fish instead of canning waste. All these factors ensured that the quality of fishery products from our factory was able to match the import specifications that were required for the Indonesian aquaculture industry. Fishindo established itself as a quality producer of fish meal and fish oil in the country, which not only catered to domestic demand but also exported its products. The sustained industrial activity in Muncar was meant to boost fishermen’s income in the area.