The exports of the blue crab, in Tunisia, reached, in the first half of 2018, values never reached before. In fact, the quantities exported increased by 1102%, from 120.6 tonnes in the first 6 months of 2017 to 1450 tonnes in the same period this year.
The Ministry of Agriculture said that the blue crab, an alien species on the Tunisian coast, is a resource rather than a problem for fishermen.
In fact, the economic value of exports of this species increased from 0.7 million dinars in 2017 to 8.6 million dinars in 2018, with a growth rate of 1123%.
The blue crab contributes to the increase in the value of exports of fish products, which goes to a total of 11065 tons, with a value of 208.7 million dinars at the end of June 2018, against 9968 tons for a value of 196.2 million of dinars during the same period of 2017.
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