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The Harvest of the Tachypleus Horseshoe Crab Species for the Production of TAL is Unsustainable

August 28, 2017

Thailand: August 26, 2017, at the International Conference for the Conservation of Asian Horseshoe Crabs (ICCA-HSC) held in Bangkok, Thailand, ERDG presented its concern about the over harvesting of the Tachypleus species for the production of TAL and the detrimental impact it is having on the Tachypleus population throughout Southeast Asia. In this presentation ERDG invites the pharmaceutical/biomedical industry to join the horseshoe crab conservation community in the conservation of these remarkable Asian species, by eliminating unsustainable endotoxin testing products from their supply chain.  “The Harvest of the Tachypleus Horseshoe Crab Species for the Production of TAL is Unsustainable.”