Khánh Hòa: Propose for experimental quality control of imported baby lobsters

Khánh Hòa province sends a proposal for experimentally conduct a test on imported baby lobsters

The Institute of Aquaculture of Nha Trang University works with KHASPEXCO to build a quarantine facility for baby lobsters in Cam Ranh city, called as Cam Ranh aquatic breeding stock quarantine facility, which was granted a Certificate of animal hygiene no.96 dated September 07, 2021.

Khánh Hòa provincial People’s Committee issued an official document no.2534 dated March 22, 2022 about centralized management of baby lobster quarantine. Accordingly, baby lobsters would be quarantined at the Cam Ranh aquatic breeding stock quarantine facility upon the approval of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the document no.9181 dated December 31, 2021.

The local department of Agriculture was requested to deploy solutions to tightly control serious diseases so as to assure the quality of imported baby lobsters in the province.

According to the Institute of Aquaculture, in 2022, the Cam Ranh aquatic breeding stock quarantine facility received and quarantined (without fees) eleven cargoes of 582,000 baby lobsters in accordance with regulations of quarantine and quality of baby lobsters in favor of importing businesses.

Efficiency in disease examination, supervision and prevention; and responsibility and awareness raising was recorded in lobster importing businesses after a year of experimentally centralized quarantine. Besides, the facility is the place for scientists to gather and research about lobsters and diseases related to this species.

Trần Hòa Nam, Vice Chairman of Khánh Hòa provincial People’s Committee has just sent a proposal to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of Animal Health to allow the experiment of testing samples of imported baby lobsters, which were registered for centralized quarantine, at the Animal Health Laboratory and Treatment Division, directly under the Khánh Hòa provincial Sub-department of Livestock Production and Animal Health, 

This aims to create favorable conditions for testing and giving results to baby lobster importing businesses, satisfying actual requirements related to quality control of baby lobsters, disease control, quarantine and development of the lobster production sector in Khánh Hòa province.



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