Blue Swimming Crab

Blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus), has been known as Rajungan in Indonesia. International market’s demand is increasing each year as we should be more responsible for the sustainability of blue swimming crab fishery. KML Seafood’s sustainability activities have been implemented since Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) issued ministry decrees No 1 Year 2015 and No 2 Year 2015, KML Seafood has started taking actions by:
  • Campaigning the latest regulation for BSC fishermen and suppliers about prohibition of catching under size (carapace below 10 cm) and egg bearing female (EBF) blue swimming crabs.
  • Engaging in not buying under sized and egg-bearing females.
  • Monitoring control document for purchased materials to ensure that our purchased products are in accordance with the regulations applicable.
  • Participating the implementation of FIP work plan that includes development of the management plan, community-based management, communication and awareness, nursery and spawning location protection projects, as well as hatching projects.
  Fisheries KML Seafood’s fisheries are small-scale which using bottom gill nets and bubu (collapsible traps) as their catching gear. Catching areas of BSC in Indonesian waters particularly in FMA 712, 713, 714, 715, and 716.   Processor KML Seafood has 22 BSC mini plants throughout Indonesia. The miniplants has been certified internally and externally for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Handling Practice (CPIB), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).