A culture experiment on the crab Scylla serrata (Forskal) at Tuticorin during 1975-77 to assess growth and production

Bensam, P (1986) A culture experiment on the crab Scylla serrata (Forskal) at Tuticorin during 1975-77 to assess growth and production. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, Part 4; MBAI, 12-18 January 1980, Cochin.

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Abstract

The green crab Scylla serrata is commercially the most valuable in India, with great potentialities for large-scale culture operations. In fact, experiments are being carried out in some southeast Asian countries for evolving a technique suitable for the pond culture of this burrowing and cannibalistic species. The present paper gives an account of an experiment undertaken at Veppalodai, Tuticorin during 1975-77, by rearing in individual plastic cages, for ascertaining their survival, growth and production with artificial food supplied. The results obtained from this exercise are highly encouraging with regard to survival, growth, production, etc. The present paper deals with the above work and the results obtained, along with suggestions for evolving a culture technique for pond culture of this species

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crab; Scylla serrata (Forskal); Tuticorin; culture
Subjects:Aquaculture
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:2333
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 17:41
Last Modified:18 Aug 2010 17:41

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