Covid-19 increases demand for canned fish

April 30, 2020

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia has created a growing demand for canned fish. Abdul Rochim, Director General of Agro Industry at the Ministry of Industry said the national stock of canned sardine and mackerel products currently amounts to 35 million cans. Besides being routed for exports, retail and online sales, canned fish is also distributed to the needy. The ministry noted that currently there are 718 fish processing units spread across various regions in Indonesia.