The Head of South Papua Quarantine, Mr. Cahyono, assures the first-ever export of 319 crabs to Singapore meets health standards

First export of crab from Merauke after passing health inspection.

AS stated by Head of South Papua Quarantine, Mr. Cahyono, crabs sourced from Merauke and exported to Singapore have underwent rigorous laboratory testing using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method. A total of 319 crabs were pre-examined, confirming the absence of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) and allowing for the issuance of health certificates.

“This is the first crab export to Singapore,” said Mr. Cahyono in a media release on Thursday, 4th July 2024.

The shipment, which occurred on Wednesday, 3th July 2024, involved transporting hundreds of mangrove crabs via Garuda Indonesia aircraft. The crabs, each with a carapace width exceeding 12 cm, were non-ovigerous and weighed over 150 grams.

South Papua Quarantine reaffirmed its commitment to supporting such export activities by conducting stringent inspections to comply with Import Health Standards (IHS).

Source: Antaranews