Action Stock enhancement and restocking of blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus)

Action Goal 
The purpose of this action is to rebuilding the stock through aquaculture program (hatchery) and releasing the juvenile crabs.

APRI and all members are campaigning sustainability crab harvest to the supply chain for effective impact, increasing crab recruitment through stock enhancement, collaborating with universities to support scientific research, supporting Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries to develop national Fishery Management Plan and working closely with Fishers community to establish community based fishery management.

As a real and strategic step from APRI, various programs and activities to improve BSC fisheries in Indonesia are being developed in several regions. One of the programs that is favored is the research program of crab pond cultivation. This is expected to be a solution to the increasing fulfillment of industrial raw materials. This activity is a collaboration between APRI and the Jepara Brackish Water Aquaculture Center (BBPBAP) which was discussed and agreed upon at the 3rd APRI Quarterly Meeting in Semarang on October 14, 2017 before. The purpose of developing crab cultivation technology in ponds is to produce crabs in order to meet the raw material needs of the processing industry. For the goal to be achieved is to make crab as a prospective commodity and expected to have an impact on improving the welfare of coastal communities or cultivators. 

June 2018 Update:

As a follow up to the research activities of this crab pond cultivation, on June 4, 2018, there were 33,800 BSC seeds stocking in the crab research pond located in Jepara.  The crab seed stocking activity was carried out together with the Director General of Aquaculture MMAF namely Mr. Slamet Subiakto along with the Chief of Ujitek and BBPBAP Jepara. With the implementation of the crab seeding activities, it is expected to help the research process of crab pond cultivation. Crab cultivation technology itself has long been researched and developed by researchers and engineers in the field of Indonesian marine and fisheries cultivation.

January 2019 Update:

No Update for This Period

July 2019 Update:

APRI continued conducting BSC seeds restocking. On February 20, 2019, APRI conducted seeds restocking in collaboration between PT Kemilau Bintang Timur and BPBAP Takalar in Maros (South Sulawesi). 



Action Dates
June, 2018
May, 2019
Relevant Indicators
Supporting Documents
Action Status
Behind Schedule