Indonesia’s Popular Marine Fish to Consume

By. Nevanda - 16 Feb 2023

img - In the last couple years Indonesian government is encouraging people to increase their fish consumption. GEMARIKAN (Gerakan Memasyarakatkan Makan Ikan); english:Fish consumption popularize movement; is one of the government strategy to suggest fish consumption as an effort to improve nutrition from an early age. It is well known that fish is source of animal protein that have complex nutrition such as omega 3 and 6, vitamin and mineral which is good for our body. So what are these marine fishes that is most consume by Indonesian people? Here are some:


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1.    Indian Mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta)
Indian mackerel are commonly found in traditional market and the price is quite affordable. Despite the low prices, Indian mackerel is rich on good nutrition that is good for body growth and development.

2.    Deho (Auxis rochei)
Deho fish is become one of the most commercial catch commodity pelagic fish in Indonesian sea. This fish can be found all around Indonesia waters, so it is commonly consumed by the people here.

3.    Tuna (Thunnus albacares)
Another pelagic fish that are mostly catch is Tuna. Physically, Tuna have similar features like Deho, but in size comparison Tuna mostly larger than Deho. Tuna can grow up to 450 kg in weight and 3 meters long.


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4.    Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson)
Spanish mackerel often used for Indonesian dish like Pempek and Siomay. By the glance, this fish looks very similar to Deho or Tuna but Spanish mackerel have long snout and more slim body.

5.    Red Snapper (Lutjanus sanguineus)
Red Snapper is known by their bright red scale colors. This fish inhabit coral ecosystem and can be found in the bottom of the sea. Indonesian people like to consumed this fish as grilled fish or soup dishes.

6.    Rabbit Fish (Siganus spp)
Rabbit fish mostly cooked as grilled fish. This fish can be found in shallow waters and coral area similar to Red snapper. It is known to have have slim body and bright colors of their scales. Some of this fish also have distingtive pattern or stripes.


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