PT Alter Trade Indonesia
Harry Yuli Susanto


Number of operations

Producers are divided into 3 locations of sourcing:
1. Sidoarjo, East Java
2. Pinrang, South Sulawesi
3. Gresik, East Java

In operation

20 years

Which government agency grants the license to operate?

Indonesia by Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board

What is your source of operating capital

  • Self-financed
  • Bank loans

Production methods

  • Aquaculture


Monodon/Black Tiger


  • Standards of Eco-shrimp (self-established through main company
  • Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC)
  • Standards Whole Food Market (WFM)

Community partners

  • Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative
  • Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
  • Takalar Brackishwater Aquaculture
  • Provincial Government of South Sulawesi
  • Provincial Government of East Java
  • Regency Government of Pinrang
  • Indonesian Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysical Agency
  • Indonesian Shrimp Forum
  • Indonesian Fishery Product
  • Processing and Marketing Association

Sidoarjo | East Java and Pinrang | South Sulawesi

PT Alter Trade Indonesia



Regional Characteristics

Long history of monodon culture since first establishment in 1980s. Both locations depend on natural tidal system to grow and harvest shrimps with extensive large ponds and adjacent location to mangrove. Monodon species is an endemic naturally grown

Regional Challenges

1.Temperature rising as result of climate change, decreased water quality

2. Prone to flooding. Low pond’s dyke maintenance, uninformed weather information

3. Risk of decreased carrying capacity. Decreased organic source, fluctuations of pH and ammonia, high cost of pond’s maintenance

Strict phosphorus discharge limits on wastewater


PT. Alter Trade Indonesia focuses specifically on processing and exporting of black tiger or monodon shrimp in Indonesia with a comprehensive monitoring and supports for farmers and farming community. Our operation empowers smallholder farmers across main shrimp producing regencies in Indonesia. Our operation primarily focus on creating the welfare of farming community, welfare of employees while increasing capacity building of farmers in managing their farms. Maintaining environmentally friendly practices for traditional tiger shrimp farming for future generations is a constant focus of attention for us. We aim to grow together with farmers to increase their capacity and livelihood while preserving ecosystem balance.

Helps address climate change


What are your implemented practices under the principle climate change?

  • “Climate change resilience”
  • Reduced Inputs (Aquaculture)
  • Climate Preparedness
  • Ship
  • Deforestation free
  • Climate Mitigation
  • Climate change preparedness
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Habitat creation
  • Reduced air travel

What are your goals of practices to be implemented under principle climate change?

  • Carbon footprint
  • Reduced Food Miles
  • Carbon sequestration/carbon sink
  • Water footprint

What is your story in promoting principle climate change?

Together with farmers, we are creating climate change resilience strategy and tools to support farmers with capacity and preparedness through increasing capacity of farming practices, farming and treatment guideline according to weather forecast in one year round and weather early warning system.