Iwan Sutanto, chairman of Shrimp Club Indonesia (SCI), said the domestic price of feed, currently Rp 10,000 ($1.04) a kilogram, was about 15% higher than the price on the international market.
Shrimp feed accounts for about half of shrimp farmers' total costs, Iwan
said, adding that the government needed to solve the problem before producers suffered further losses.
"If feed prices can be reduced, Indonesian shrimp will become more competitive".
asked the government to reduce the 5% import tariff on shrimp feed ingredients but the request was declined.