Tak Semua yang Diolah lebih Menguntungkan


Tak sedikit para ahli sekalipun yang meyakini keharusan untuk mengolah sumber daya alam yang kita miliki. Semakin diolah ke industri hilir, semakin besar nilai tambah yang bakal tercipta dan semakin besar kuentungan yang didapat.

Lalu muncul hitung-hitungan yang fantastik. Kalau semua diolah dengan membangun industri pengolahan hasil laut, betapa besar nilai tambah yang bakal tercipta dan berapa banyak lapangan kerja baru bermunculan.

Kita tak bisa menyamaratakan perlakuan terhadap kekayaan alam laut kita itu. Misalnya lobster. Foto di bawah saya unduh dari news.nationalgeographic.com.

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Lobster hidup harganya paling mahal. Jika kita bersantap di kedai yang menyediakan lobster hidup dan kita memilih sendiri, maka kita harus membayar mahal. Jika lobsternya sudah tak bernyawa, harganya akan jauh lebih murah. Dan jika diolah lebih jauh, dikuliti sehingga tinggal dagingnya saja serta dikemas dalam kaleng, maka harganya akan lebih jatuh lagi.

Berbeda halnya dengan mutiara. Jika diolah secara modern dengan teknologi tinggi, lalu bersertifikat, maka harganya akan selangit.

Sebagai negara maritim, kita harus menguasai teknologi kelautan dan bisnis khas maritim. Tak semua bisa gunakan pendekatan dan cara pandang berbasis darat.

About faisal basri

Faisal Basri is currently senior lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia and Chief of Advisory Board of Indonesia Research & Strategic Analysis (IRSA). His area of expertise and discipline covers Economics, Political Economy, and Economic Development. His prior engagement includes Economic Adviser to the President of Republic of Indonesia on economic affairs (2000); Head of the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (1995-98); and Director of Institute for Economic and Social Research at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (1993-1995), the Commissioner of the Supervisory Commission for Business Competition (2000-2006); Rector, Perbanas Business School (1999-2003). He was the founder of the National Mandate Party where he was served in the Party as the first Secretary General and then the Deputy Chairman responsible for research and development. He quit the Party in January 2001. He has actively been involved in several NGOs, among others is The Indonesian Movement. Faisal Basri was educated at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Indonesia where he received his BA in 1985 and graduated with an MA in economics from Vanderbilt University, USA, in 1988.
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