Crab in Nigeria is a viable source of protein that is obtainable in every part of Nigeria, especially in Lagos which is surrounded by sea and oceans that habitat the living atmosphere of crabs and other water inhabitants.
After the incorporation of incorporating the exportation of frozen shrimps and prawns as a profitable product overseas, investors now venture into the exploration of crabs to other countries as a source of livelihood.
Where Can l Get Crabs in Nigeria?
Majorly most Nigerian communities inhabit crabs in their region, this is because it is seen as a source of food. In places like the Niger Delta regions, there are different species of crabs in Nigeria, namely: big fisted swimming crab, land crabs-Cardiosoma armatum, Callinectes amnicola and Callinectes latimanus. These are the types of crabs that can be exported in Nigeria.
Countries to Export crabs to
Countries like the US, Russia, Uk are very good regions for exporting crabs as they demand from both local citizens and abroad based residents to enjoy the nutritional value of crab.
The return ratio of profit-making is always enjoyable as most investors are craving to have a vast knowledge and understanding the economic value of exporting crabs to personal individuals and the country at large.
How do you export a crab?
You will almost always need a government export permission to export your crab. Both import and export procedures are usually handled by the fisheries department. To process your application, your company will typically need to be established with the local department of fisheries; this is typically different from internal Nigerian registration (i.e., the Corporate Affairs Commission).
How long can you keep live crabs?
Blue crabs should be maintained fresh in a chiller or bushel basket that is damp, cool, and well-ventilated. Blue Crabs may survive in the absence of moisture for several hours if kept cold and damp. Your goal in mud crab farming may be to market farmed or untamed mud crabs to overseas customers.
Consideration for Exporting Crab
The first thing to examine is each country’s export and import rules. You will almost always need a government export permit to export your goods.
Both import and export requirements are usually handled by the fisheries department. To process your application, your company will most likely have to be registered with the regional department of fisheries. An inspection will be undertaken in Malaysia to confirm that your plant is biosecure, this also extends to some other countries, such as the United States, which has regulatory rules for importing crabs.
Some nations only allow live crabs or processed dried crab in a sealed bag to be imported. This is up to the supplier or exporter’s discretion.
Following the acquisition of the required export permits, the next step is to satisfy the requirements of the importing nations. This varies depending on the laws of various nations and the species of interest. Some countries would demand a health certificate as well as suitable labelling guidelines.
This is done to ensure that, in the case of contamination, the imported items can be traced. Consumers are also protected by the restrictions from the use of antibiotics and hazardous substances in an irresponsible manner.
When mud crabs are exported or imported, immigration clearance and handling costs are necessary. Exporters and importers typically deal with bigger quantity cargo to spread out expenses. As a result, assembling adequate quantity and demand for a product is a must for any exporting or importing organization.
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