Crab culture and crab fattening

Suseelan, C (1996) Crab culture and crab fattening. CMFRI Bulletin-Artificial reefs and Seafarming technologies, 48 . pp. 99-102.



Among the commercially important brachyuran crabs, the species of the genus Scylla, which are commonly known as mud crabs, green crabs or mangrove crabs, are widely used for aquaculture purpose in the Indo-West Pacific region. In countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan, mud crab farming is practised on commercial scale, mainly by the artisanal sector. The farming methods followed and production trends in these covmtries have been reviewed in detail at the Regional Seminar on 'mud crab culture and trade in the Bay of Bengal region' at Surat Thani, Thailand organised by the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) in 1991 (Anon., 1992). The enthusiasm for mud crab farming is ever on the increase throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crab culture; crab fattening
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:2918
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:31 Aug 2010 12:32
Last Modified:31 Aug 2010 12:32

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