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Welcome to Molajaya Samudera Crew Management

PT Molajaya Samudera Crew Management is a recruitment and placement company located in Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia.

We have been doing recruitment and placement of highly qualified and experienced Indonesian crew, fishing crew & seafood processor for working on fishing vessel and seafood processing plant in Asia, Australia and Europe for more than 26 years.

We are committed to meet our Principal’s expectation by continuously improve our Quality Management System in order to guarantee the quality and language skill of the crew, fishing crew & seafood processor that we supplied.

The Fish Site

Brazil Fishery Products Annual Report

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Executive Summary

An economic growth of over five percent in 2007, lower unemployment, stable inflation, and declining interest rates have created the conditions for increased domestic demand for animal protein, including fish products. On the other side, the valuation of the Brazilian currency continued to impact negatively on exports of fish products and increased the trade deficit for the category (chapter 03 of the HTS) to a record of US$ 259 million.

Production of fishery products (both wild catch and aquaculture) is estimated at slightly over one million metric tons in 2007. The small increase in production reflects lower production from inland sources (rivers) and some species of wild catch. It reflects also the lack of modernization of fishing vessels combined with a drop in exports of important fish products because of the valuation of the Brazilian currency. Fishery consumption in Brazil remains the lowest of the main animal proteins, such as beef, poultry and pork.

Brazil remains without a reliable inventory of its fisheries resources, which makes it difficult to estimate exact production. Official data for annual production is released by SEAP and IBAMA and the most recent data available is for 2005. Information provided on the PS&D tables is Post’s best estimates, and data is derived from interviews with industry leaders and unofficial data furnished by trade sources.

Situation and Outlook


2005 2006 2007
751 761 770
508 516 523
243 245 247
258 265 270
78 80 80
180 185 190
1,009 1,026 1,040



Nearly 90 percent of total shrimp production is concentrated in the Northeast region of the country, with Rio Grande do Norte and Ceará as the top shrimp producers in the country.

In 2005 (latest official data available), shrimp production reached 65,000 metric tons, down 13 per cent from 2004. Total production area decreased 10 per cent totaling 15,000 hectares, and annual yields reached 4,333 kg/ha. Estimates indicate no change in production numbers for 2006, but a small increase in 2007 boosted by higher demand from the domestic market.

The farm-raised shrimp industry is composed of approximately 1,000 producers, predominantly small and medium-scale operations and nearly 50 processing centers. Currently, Brazil has the capacity to process 925 tons of shrimp per day, with storage capacity of 15,925 metric tons.

According to industry contacts, rigid legislation and loss of international market share (see Export section) has restrained the growth of the shrimp industry. Specialists state that there are approximately 700,000 hectares available for use in Brazil, but the government has not allowed the industry to expand.


Lobster fishing in Brazil has an elevated importance in the fisheries sector. For many years, lobster was the main fishery export product of Brazil (in terms of value), recently losing its position to shrimp, but regaining the position last year. Production in 2005 (latest official data available) reached an estimated 8,689 metric tons. Estimates indicate that current lobster production has not increased over the past 2 years. Production in 2007 is expected to be approximately 8,500 metric tons.

Official production estimates do not include illegal catches. Although government inspection has been enforced throughout the country, IBAMA (Brazilian Environmental Protection Agency) has fewer than 30 inspectors to protect lobster-fishing areas. The minimum size for lobster catch was defined at 13 cm by IBAMA. Despite having the capture of lobster prohibited for approximately 1/3 of the year (from January through April, during the reproductive season), illegal catches are continuously rising, reaching 750 kg in 2006.




There is no official data for the consumption of seafood in Brazil. According to industry contacts, Brazil’s per capita consumption is around 8.2 kg/person, almost half of what is suggested by FAO, and below the other main animal proteins such as beef, poultry, and pork. Internal demand of fishery products is restrained by high

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