Taprobane Seafood Group (TSG) also has the pleasure to present our premium Pasteurized crab meat, sourced exclusively by the TSG from the idyllic island of Sri Lanka: the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Pearl Island premium Pasteurized crab meat is on track to become Asia’s first sustainably sourced blue swimming crab product.
In 2009, Sri Lanka and the blue swimming crab fishery in the north of Sri Lanka emerged from almost 30 years of civil conflict. The TSG has worked hand in hand with local government authorities, research agencies and blue swimming crab fishing communities to ensure that Sri Lanka’s hitherto untouched blue swimming crab fishery is harvested sustainably. Sustainable fisheries strive to manage the resource, protect the environment and improve, as well as create new livelihoods. TSG’s commitment to sustainable fishing is supported by the National Fisheries Institute Crab Council.
TSG is the only company to have opened crab processing centres in the formerly conflict affected areas of northern Sri Lanka. The TSG has created more than 1500 new jobs, in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation of the United Nations. New employment opportunities, mostly for women, generate daily income and help to rebuild shattered lives.