AP hatchery first to get certification for antibiotic-free seed production

Joseph B. Hash

The Maritime Products Export Development Authority has qualified SVR Hatcheries, East Godavari District, AP, as the initially shrimp hatchery in the country to get SHAPHARI certification for the manufacturing of antibiotic-cost-free seed right after effectively completing the required audits. SHAPHARI is a Sanskrit term indicating remarkable good quality of fishery […]

The Maritime Products Export Development Authority has qualified SVR Hatcheries, East Godavari District, AP, as the initially shrimp hatchery in the country to get SHAPHARI certification for the manufacturing of antibiotic-cost-free seed right after effectively completing the required audits.

SHAPHARI is a Sanskrit term indicating remarkable good quality of fishery solution suitable for human intake. This certification of hatchery plan will support farmers to conveniently discover the great good quality shrimp seed producer whilst the qualified hatcheries are benefitted by higher demand for their seeds between the farmers.

KS Srinivas, Chairman, MPEDA, distributed the SHAPHARI Certificate to Prathipati Veerabhadra Kumar, Managing Lover of SVR Hatcheries by means of movie conference.

Premier exported seafood

Frozen shrimp is the biggest exported seafood product constituting fifty.fifty eight for every cent in amount and 73.21 for every cent in phrases of total US dollar earnings in the course of 2019-20. Incidence of rejection of seafood consignments sourced from farms because of to the presence of antibiotic residue is a matter of problem for Indian exporters.

To address the food stuff security challenge in farmed develop, apart from National Residue Management Programme and Pre-Harvest Check initiatives carried out by MPEDA, growth of certification plan ‘SHAPHARI is an additional milestone initiative to address the challenge.

The certification of aquaculture was proposed as a current market-based mostly instrument for hatchery/farmers in purchase to adopt Excellent Aquaculture Procedures and develop great good quality antibiotic cost-free shrimp solutions addressing food stuff security considerations of worldwide buyers. This plan is based mostly on FAO’s complex rules on aquaculture certification.

The total course of action of certification is carried out by means of a webportal (https://aquacert.mpeda.gov.in) to minimise human faults and to guarantee higher credibility and transparency in the plan implementation.

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