Restocking Blue Swimming Crab from Aquaculture Ponds by APRI

Restocking Blue Swimming Crab from Aquaculture Ponds by APRI

by April 9, 2023 0 comments

Sunday, April 2, 2023. APRI conducted a restocking of blue swimming crabs into the wild. Chairman of APRI Mr. Ir. Kuncoro Catur Nugroho said that this activity was a form of APRI’s commitment to research for better crab fisheries management. This program is a collaborative program with the Polytechnic KP Sidoarjo. Blue swimming crabs that are stocked in the wild in the Paciran, Lamongan – East Java (FMA 712) This activity is the result of the crab being hatched to crabplet phase in collaboration with BBPBAP Jepara and Polytechnic KP Sidoarjo. Restocking activities are part of the stock rebuilding and stock enhancement program. Small crabs released from the hatchery are expected to grow well in the waters and be economically beneficial in the future.

This activity was carried out by APRI to support the government’s program in the long term, namely aquaculture, blue swimming crab is one of the fisheries commodities included in Indonesia’s leading fisheries commodities. Mr. Wita Setioko as APRI’s Board of Direction was also present to carry out the release of the restocking blue swimming crab in Paciran, Lamongan – East Java (FMA 712). This location was chosen taking into account environmental conditions, as well as the principle of benefits for this restocking activity.

Besides that, Mr. Ir. Bambang Arif Nugraha in this collaboration program hopes that it can continue to be developed and get optimal results, this activity is a good first step for the future of crab fisheries which will also have a positive impact on the industrial sector. M. Bagus Satria as General Manager for FIP Implementation also stated that activities such as restocking blue swimming crabs, it is expected to be able to maintain the sustainability of the blue swimming crab fishery.

There are quite a lot and big hopes for us to continue to develop and improve to lead to sustainable fisheries, hopefully in the future this activity will continue to be better and more sustainable.

Watch several videos of crab hatchery activities and restocking on the APRI Youtube page : Watch Video

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