Indonesian blue swimming crab industry hit hard by COVID-19

Published on
April 29, 2020
An assessment of the blue swimming crab industry in Indonesia by the Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Association (APRI) has shown that the industry has been hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Indonesia is a large exporter of swimming crab, sending over 12.7 million kilograms of the product worth almost USD 260 million (EUR 240 million) to various countries in 2019. Of the export targets, the largest by far is the United States, with the APRI estimating that between 85 to 90 percent of all…

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