Australia Praises Biosecurity Implementation Quality Assurance and Safety of Indonesian Shrimp Culti
Posted By : 2018/10/15 18:22:37

The Australian Government through the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources appreciates the shrimp cultivation production system applied in Indonesia. DAWR assesses, biosecurity, waste management, and product traceability in shrimp culture production systems have been carried out very well. This proves that the application of national biosecurity is good enough.

This assessment was presented in the closing meeting of the field visit of the DAWR Team to the PT Prima Larvae hatchery and PT Indokom shrimp and processing unit in Tanggamus District, Lampung Province, recently. In this series of activities, DWAR also visited the Fish Quarantine Center, Fisheries Product Quality and Security Control (KIPM) Lampung and the Lampung Province Marine and Fisheries Service (DKP).

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Previously, in the period of 2-6 July 2016, the DAWR had conducted direct visits to several shrimp farming business units in various shrimp exporting countries including Indonesia to see how the hatchery, enlargement, handling, harvesting, and processing of shrimp products were carried out.

Indonesia is one of the active suppliers of shrimp to Australia. Data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) shows that Indonesia's shrimp export value to Australia last year (2017) reached USD370,969 or 0.03 percent of all product shipments worldwide.

According to the chairman of the DAWR familiarization team, Dr. June Liu, his party made a direct visit to several exporting countries in response to the emergence of white spot disease outbreaks in Australian aquaculture and allegedly brought in from the shrimp used as fishing bait. For that reason, he immediately reviewed the implementation of the quality system, especially the consistency of the application of biosecurity at the on farm level in various exporting countries including Indonesia.

According to Liu, the Australian government is very concerned about the application of biosecurity to ensure food and biological security in the country. Unmitigated, DAWR has a special division that handles biosecurity, namely Biosec Animal. Therefore, the assessment of imports carried out in Australia was carried out strictly.

As a form of its commitment, the CTF has issued a policy of developing cluster-based sustainable shrimp cultivation throughout Indonesia. The concept of sustainable area classification is an effort to tighten the biosecurity system and encourage management collectively and integrated. Thus, it is expected that the effectiveness of the aspects of management will be developed and guarantee the sustainability of the environment and cultivation efforts.

In connection with the regulation of the quality and food safety system at the on farm level, the KKP is combining various standards such as the Good Fish Seedling Method (CPIB), the Good Fish Cultivation Method (CBIB), and the Good Way of Feeding Fish (CPPIB) into one more comprehensive standard namely Indonesian Good Aquaculture Practice (Indo GAP). Indo GAP covers sustainability aspects and strives to standardize product requirements from buyer countries both standard and private standards can be accommodated properly.

In order to make it happen, the KKP also cooperates with the National Standardization Agency (BSN) regarding assistance in developing the Indo GAP certification scheme.


This article has been published in news.kkp.go.id with the title “Australia Puji Penerapan Biosecurity Jaminan Mutu & Keamanan Budidaya Udang Indonesia”


Edited by: Rizka Arika