TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: The key marine exported seafood, Black tiger shrimps have recently gained privileges in Japan. It has eased out normas and has removed all restrictions. The decision was taken after a recent export consignment was found residue free from synthetic anti-bacterial drug furazolidone.
Black Tiger shrimp is also popularly known as giant tiger prawn or Asian Tiger shrimp.
The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and Export Inspection Council of India said in a statement that,
“Since there were no detections of furazolidone in further export consignments of farmed Black Tiger shrimp from India, Japan decided to provide complete relaxation in inspection of import sampling frequency.”
India exported $41.25 million of Black Tiger shrimps in the April-September period of FY21 of which $21.16 million was exported to Japan.
Japan has reduced inspection to 30% from 100%. Now only regular internal monitoring will be employed on the exports.
MPEDA Chairman K S Srinivas said,
“MPEDA has been raising the request to exempt Black Tiger from import inspection for antibiotic residue at various platforms. The decision by Japanese authorities will further enhance the farming and export of Black Tiger variety, especially from the states like West Bengal and Kerala.”
Srinivas added that MPEDA’s new Multispecies Aquaculture Complex (MAC) at Vallarpadam in Kochi has been making sustained efforts to revive the production of Black Tiger shrimps by supplying its healthy seeds to the farmers.