According to the Indonesian Catfish Association there are currently over 150 pangasius hatcheries which have indoor facilities and use intensive technologies. Hatcheries location correspond with production areas, as they are located on Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan. Production capacity is around 0.5 – 1 million fries per cycle, where 1 inch sized fries are produced. There are approximately 8 cycles per year. Fries are then send to fingerling ponds to grow to 3 inch of size.


In total 92 feed mills are operating in the country half of which are located in or close to the area around Jakarta. The needs of local animal and especially poultry industry have prompted the Indonesian government to initiate several business supportive programs for the domestic industry. According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, Indonesia produces around 18.3 mln tonnes feed of which 11% concerns aquafeed. Most pangasius farmers in Indonesia use pellet feed from feed factories, though some use pellets from local home industries. These mills can be found on Java and Sumatra. Feed is either sold directly, with farmers buying directly from the feed mill, or indirectly, where feed is distributed to farmers by middlemen in each district. Especially farmers with larger ponds buy their feed directly from feed mills.