Pilot Aquaticulture product Purchasing Document (APD)

News Administrator 2020-07-01

Department of Fisheries pilot testing new web-platform, Aquaculture product Purchasing Document (APD) to aquaculture farmers and fisheries entrepreneurs. Farmers and entrepreneurs prepare to submit their application to use this platform for self-issued aquatic animal trading document from August 3, 2563 onwards. This testing is desired to facilitate farmers and entrepreneurs to understand the benefit of effective traceability to the source of aquatic animals.

Mr. Thaworn Jirasoponrak, Department of Fisheries's Deputy Director-General reveals that Department of Fisheries has announced a notification, Handling Aquaculture Product Purchasing Document for Marine Shrimp Aquaculture Entrepreneurship on 8 June 2563 with the power accroding to section 91 of the royal fishing schedule. B.E. 2558. An entrepreneur of aquaculture under control pursuant shall prepare a marine catch purchasing document for his/her buyers. This mean a shrimp trader, aquatic animal collector, preliminary processing plant, refrigerated storage, aquatic animal processing plant and marine shrimp exporters who want to sell or deliver sea shrimp to other people must issue an aquatic animal purchasing document for buyers or receiver of marine prawns through the Aquatic Animal Trading Books (Aquatic Animal Purchasing Document: APD) via website http://apd.fisheries.go.th. Website desire to facilitate farmers and entrepreneurs to issue purchasing documnet and query the source of marine shrimp, aquatic animal, aquatic products for the benefit of regulate seafood cultivator, prevents harm to consumers especially in the residual substance in marine shrimp products. To create confidence in Thailand's Traceability system for trading partner.

Issuing an aquatic animal purchasing document is not new for farmers and entrepreneurs. Since 2011 Department of Fisheries has used aquatic animal and offsping distribution document (MD / FMD) for evidence of query. Due to notification. Such a fishing issue has gone out. Modified in the formation of directing books from the directing book to farmers. Fisheries department officials or group of organizations certified to release books to adjust to allow farmers and entrepreneurs to arrange. Real-time electronic directing program provides a check-out application for the Aquarium Trading Books APD to check back on the source of sea shrimp effectively, facilitating farmers and entrepreneurs to arrange directing through such systems in the area. It also helps reduce paper usage because sea shrimp trading information in the form of electronic file by farmers. Don't worry about the hassle of using the system. As the Department of Fisheries has staff to consult with you. You can request a trial system. ‡ on 3 August 2563 and will be activated for testing from 1 September 2563-1 September 2564