Blue Star Foods assists in forming blue swimming crab co-op

The cooperative is being formed in Indonesia.

Blue Star Foods teamed up to assist Wilderness Markets in forming the first blue swimming crab harvester cooperative in East Lampung province in Indonesia, the company said.

"The main purpose of our support for the establishment of this cooperative is a crab fishery conservation and the welfare of fishermen," said Wilderness Markets' Neel Inamdar.

Meanwhile, John R. Keeler said the cooperative is a unique collaborative effort.

"Through the establishment of the cooperative approach, we look to implement solutions that enable gear exchange, creation of special management zones and capture fishery management data necessary to inform management practices and inform data driven harvest control rules, while providing traceability to consumers, "from fisherman to consumer," said Keeler.

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